Nestled at the Foothills of the
majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains is the beautiful County of Amador and home to
our Family Vineyard and Winery.
Estey Family Vineyards is located on
160 acres of land that has been in the family for over 100 years. In 1914,
Elmer Barney won the 160 acre ranch in a lucky hand of poker. Elmer gave the
land as a wedding gift to his daughter Ruth and her new husband William Estey
in 1936. Estey Family Vineyards is formerly
known in the family as the Estey Family Ranch. Ruth and William spent their lives raising
cattle and their children on their family ranch. After Ruth’s passing in 2001,
grandson Will Estey obtained the family ranch.
The Estey family spent several years
developing land and building homes. When the economy took a turn in 2008 and
building slowed down, Will decided to try his hand in the wine making business.
Will is very passionate about his property and it shows through his attention
to detail in every glass of hand bottled wine. Will uses old style wine making techniques
to produce each bottle of our tasteful wines. With help from the whole family our grapes are handpicked each season. Wills dream is that
his children and grandchildren continue to share his passion for the family
land and winemaking. Every bottle of our wine is filled with passion and history.
We invite you to be a part of our family history by enjoying a bottle of our