Family and The Land

FARMING PIONEERS IN THE NAPA VALLEY
Since the late 1930s, three generations of the Madrigal family have been farming in the Napa Valley. Jacinto Madrigal came to Calistoga from Mexico, farming apples, pears, walnuts and grapes.
MANAGING NAPA’S FINEST VINEYARDS
In 1974, with a pair of pruning shears and a pickup truck, Jess (2nd gen) and Chris (3rd gen) started a vineyard management company, planting Duckhorn Vineyards and the famed Three Palms Vineyard. Today, the company farms 800 acres of vines.
WINEGROWER BECOMES WINEMAKER
In 1994 Chris purchased property at 3718 St. Helena Highway in Calistoga and established Madrigal Family Winery. In 1995, the winery harvested its first vintage of Petite Sirah.
40-ACRE ESTATE VINEYARD IN CALISTOGA AVA.
Volcanic soils, warm days and cool nights are the perfect environment for Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley’s most famous grape variety. We have not, however, forsaken Petite Sirah, a favorite of Napa Valley early pioneers.