Welcome

For more than twenty years Crane Family Vineyards has been growing grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley. Our hillside vineyard, the Don Raffaele Estate, is nestled on the instep of Mount Veeder. The microclimate of our small valley is one of the best kept secrets in the Napa Valley. Its terroir is similar to the well-respected vineyards of the Pomerol region of Bordeaux, imparting intense and unique flavors to the grapes grown here. The Don Raffaele Estate was named for my grandfather, who made wine many years ago and was an avid horticulturist; and the Crane Family brand was named for my late mother’s family.  Making great wine has become a tradition in our family, and it is my great pleasure to carry on that tradition and to share our wines with you.

If you are going to be in our area and would like to visit us, please call me at (707) 259-0175 to make an appointment. I look forward to sharing our story and wonderful wines with our guests.

Tom Chiarella