A lot of us would argue that Napa Valley's Oakville and Yountville AVAs probably make some of the best Cabernet on the planet. -Founder Barry Waitte
Located in the northern part of Napa Valley right down the road from Chateau Montelena you’ll discover Tamber Bey Vineyards, a breathtaking property surrounded by mountains, vineyards and beautiful horses. What started as a winemaking hobby for Barry Waitte slowly grew into award-winning winery producing 10,000 case annually.
Waitte, who originally sold grapes to wineries including Barringer, Franciscan and Domaine Chandon, now makes 14 different wines out of his 22 acre Sundance Ranch in Calistoga. The wines are crafted from both estate-grown fruit in Napa Valley’s Yountville and Oakville AVA's, and from grapes carefully sourced from select vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.
The portfolio of wines is now made under the leadership and talent of winemaker Andy Jones, who consults with Thomas Brown, Tamber Bey’s founding winemaker hired in 2000. In 2003, Tamber Bey celebrated the inaugural release of the 2001 Two Rivers Vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot and a Cabernet based Red Wine.
Guests will enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind wine country experience when they visit Tamber Bey Vineyards at Sundance Ranch. The tasting room is located in the original barn clubhouse, which was designed by renowned Napa Valley Architect Howard Backen. The barn surrounds the courtyard, where guests can taste wine and mingle with the horses. Spectacular view of Mount St. Helena and the Palisades frame the setting. While winemaking is the primary business at Tamber Bey, the Ranch is also home to over 45 high-performance Arabian horses trained for long-distance endurance horse racing. The ranch is also home to the largest horse rescue organization in Napa County.