Our Story

We love wine. We love family. We love friends. We really love wine! That is why we do what we do. We celebrated producing our 11th vintage with the 2016 harvest this past October. Looking back, it is amazing how far we have come and how quick the harvests have come and gone. What started as a passion project with a few barrels of wine has grown into a cellar full of barrels aging world class Merlot. At the start we were searching for the best grapes, knocking on doors of the best wine production facilities and soaking up the dream of making wine in Napa. Now we are trying to figure out how to ensure we have enough wine for all our Bolen friends and family. What an amazing journey this has been...

For the past 11 years we have relentlessly focused on crafting the Best Merlot in the World. You should decide for yourself but our friends will tell you the wine is amazing. Our limited production of roughly 1000 cases allows us to get to know each barrel of wine we produce. Our hands have touched this wine at every stage. We harvest. We crush. We punch down. We press. We barrel. We taste. We top. We bottle. We do everything. We know each barrel intimately. They are part of the family. Throughout the 36 month barrel aging process, we get to know our wine extremely well.

Since our first harvest in 2006 our personal lives have aged and matured just like our wine. There have been marriages and births which has given us depth, complexity and richness. We are building our legacy. Just as our families have grown, so has our Bolen Wine Family. Our extended family. We look forward to hosting you for a cave tasting experience that will forever change how you see wine and you will understand how much we devote our lives to this craft.

Relentlessly Focused on Crafting the Best Merlot in the World!


Wine Tastings at the Cave

We enjoy visiting with guests at our wine cave, however, we are limited to the number of visits that we can accommodate. To talk about scheduling a visit, please contact us at 707-690-8985 or visit@bolenwine.com.

Wine storage room


Bolen Winery wines are sold exclusively to our members and to those that come and visit us at our wine cave in Napa Valley.

To talk about membership, please contact us at 707-690-8985 or join@bolenwine.com

Bottles of wine