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Covert Estate

Covert Estate is a collaboration between three families dedicated to the craft of winemaking. Located in Napa Valley on the eastern hills of the Vacas Mountain Range in the Coombsville AVA, Covert Estate sits underground between the vineyard and an oak grove. Using traditional Bordeaux winemaking techniques adapted to the site, Covert Estate strikes a balance between French and California winemaking culture,resulting in structured, complex, and balanced wines.

Tucked away on a steep hillside in the heart of the Coombsville AVA, Covert Estate has a unique terroir, perfect for winemaking. Uncover the wonder of Covert Estate.


We farm our estate vineyard organically, manually tending the tightly spaced rows throughout the year. In the fall, our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting — first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks. Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 20 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

Julien Fayard
500-700 Cases


Emily Floyd