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The original inhabitants of Calistoga used the word “elusa” to signify keeping hold of something precious. Elusa wines are crafted with minimal intervention to spotlight their prized vineyard origins.

These wines reflect our commitment to remain obsessively local, and to foreground what is powerfully unique to this less-travelled outpost of the Napa Valley.

Our winemaking holds the vineyard above all else. Our hospitality elevates the Elusa guest experience to a curated immersion in the crafting of rare wines. 

“‘Minimalistic’ is the best descriptor for our winemaking process. Elusa wines reflect this, as well as the unique growing conditions of Calistoga.”
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker

Power and Restraint 

The Calistoga AVA is where the greatest temperature shifts occur in the Napa Valley. The daytime heat is ideal for letting clusters hang to peak ripeness, while the cool of night allows the vines to rest, resulting in a more balanced wine, at once powerful and restrained. 

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Tasting Sessions

Get acquainted with our latest releases. Delve into the Elusa library with a vertical of Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon. Or take a guided tour of the vineyard and winery and taste various stages en route to the finished wine. 

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Limited-production wines from our celebrated winemaker are now available. You might begin your membership with a sampling of our current releases, or clear space in your cellar for rare vintages.

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Boutique Winery in Napa Valley, CA

Elusa Winery’s boutique winery in Napa Valley, CA, located just outside the small town of Calistoga. Calistoga is known for its landmarks, exquisite wines, and our boutique winery.

The word “elusa” signifies keeping hold of something precious. Just like our fine wines, Elusa Winery was founded on the belief that locally sourced goods should remain native and pure.

Elusa wines are created in small quantities for our members and guests. To ensure you don’t miss an upcoming release, we encourage you to consider becoming an exclusive member of our boutique winery in Napa Valley, CA. As a member, you’ll receive notice of when new wines are being released and be among the first to receive special offerings.

To enjoy all that our winery has to offer, plan an upcoming visit to our Calistoga winery in Napa today.



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