Capay Valley Vineyards was established in 1998 by Tom Frederick and Pam Welch, longtime residents of Capay Valley. This beautiful valley is located in the northwest corner of Yolo County bordering Napa and Lake counties. Its rich history reaches back as early as 1861 when a vineyard and winery in Capay Valley were awarded the prize for the finest wine grapes in California. In 2003, after a two year federal process, the Capay Valley was designated an American Viticultural Area (appellation).
The signature grape for the winery is Viognier–planted in 1998 when it was not widely known. Now it is the basis for “Yolo County Champagne”.
The winery has added new sparkling equipment to their production. All wines are estate – they grow the grapes, produce the base wine, and ferment the sparkling all on site. The process used is the French Charmat method. The winery is the newest of very few such producers in the U.S.
Wine tasting Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm.Visit Capay Valley Vineyards share