Elyse Winery - York Creek Vineyards


York Creek is 1250–1800 feet above sea level, perched atop the mountains that split Napa and Sonoma.


York Creek is composed of draining volcanic Aiken loam and Boomer gravelly loam.

High-Elevation Growing

York Creek's altitude combined with well-drained soils result in intense wines with acidity and structure that lends to expressive wines with excellent aging potential.


York Creek's elevation exposes our grapes to less water and cooler temperatures. Tiny berries struggle, keeping yields small with intense flavors.


York Creek is a massive, rolling vineyard with an incredible assortment of varietals, from Zinfandels to Pinot Blanc and Touriga Nacional.


Elyse makes three wines from York Creek Vineyards.

2016 Ficante

Nose: Brown Sugar. Blackberry Compote. Star Anise. Vanilla. Violets.
Palate: Espresso. Black Cheries. Blueberries.
Textures: Firm Tannins. Rich, Medium Finish.

2016 York Creek Zinfandel

Nose: Black peppercorns. Oolong Tea. Red Cherries.
Palate: Rhubarb. Wild Blackberries. Mocha. Maple.
Textures: Dusty Tannins. Long finish.

2015 Forte

Nose: Vanilla. Blackberries. Orange Peel.
Palate: Black Mission Figs. Toffee. Pecans.
Textures: Medium Tannins. Heavy body. Long, Unctuous Finish.

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