Winemaking is cooking without a flame. Our winemaking philosophy at Elyse in Napa Valley is similar to the approach of a great chef who carefully prepares artisan grown ingredients to bring each layer of flavor to the table. Long term alliances with our growers form the cornerstone to our portfolio of vineyard driven wines that possess an unfaltering affinity for pairing with food.
"A meal with wine is dining – it’s a conversation, an event. It’s what wine is all about." – Ray Coursen, Winemaker & Owner
"Elyse has emerged as one of the most dependable producers of Zinfandel in California." – Steve Heimoff
"This excellent winery continues to carve out a well-deserved reputation for its interesting red wine portfolio." – Robert M. Parker Jr.
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