Elusa takes a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking, with the goal of capturing what happens on the vines and in the soil—and distinguishes the vintages—as transparently as possible.
The 4.7-acre organic vineyard, which nurtures Cabernet Sauvignon vines exclusively, is rare and special, protected by the Palisades of the Vaca Mountains and oak-covered hills. The Calistoga AVA is where the greatest temperature shifts occur in 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 more balanced wine, at once powerful and restrained.
Elusa embodies Thomas Rivers Brown’s impeccable craftsmanship and long-standing relationships with Calistoga’s most premier growers.
Our story is our wine. Craftsmanship, precision, and focus are central tenets of our winemaking practices, embodied everyday by Winemaker Jonathan Walden. He oversees the program with passion, caring for our vineyards, aging wines, and production facilities with an authenticity and reverence for the land that shines through in the finished product.
Elusa wines are created in small quantities, exclusively available to members and guests. The wines are crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the Calistoga terroir to shine, with the subtle nuances of each vineyard coming through in every sip.
Over the past 10 years, we have designed and built Elusa’s winemaking facility from the ground up, ensuring that the brand is expertly equipped for luxury, high-quality winemaking.
Only steps away from the hospitality space is Elusa’s newly built Tank Room and production facility. Here, wine is made in limited quantities, allowing the winemakers to control every detail throughout the process.
Winery tours provided as part of the Evolution Experience aim to pull back the veil on the winemaking process. The oversized doors and wide walkways offer an immersive experience, inviting guests to explore and observe the wine production, and aging processes firsthand.
Premium Wines of Napa Valley
At Elusa Winery, we pride ourselves on our heightened level of transparency. As a boutique winery in Napa Valley, we are focused on delivering wines in their purest form with every bottle purchased.
Indulge in our tasteful wines of Napa Valley here at Elusa Winery. Our wines come from experienced winemakers here in Napa Valley and are exclusive to our members and guests of the winery.
As a member of Elusa Winery, you will have firsthand access to our collection of fine wines and be invited to our tasting room for a one-of-a-kind wine-tasting experience. Our private wine-tastings are located at our winery here in Calistoga, Napa Valley. Become a member today to enjoy the perks of being a member and gain access to our premium wines of Napa Valley.