VINOCE IS A SMALL, FAMILY-OWNED WINERY, owned by Brian and Lori Nuss. Over the last 28 years they have developed an intimate knowledge of growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot on the rugged, hillside slopes of Mount Veeder. Brian and Lori are dedicated to creating wines that reflect the true expressions of the Mount Veeder Appellation.
The Estate is made up of 2 distinct sections that stretch from 1600 vertical feet to over 2100 vertical feet. The upper block is a collection of 3 parcels planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot making up 8 acres. The lower 16 acres are planted to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The dramatic topography and south facing exposures offer the grapes a perfect growing environment as well as one of the finest mountain skylines in the Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1990 and in 1995 Brain built a home for the family at the vineyard. Brian and Lori’s two sons Timothy and Tyler are looking forward to continuing the hard work and pursuit of excellence in winemaking at Vinoce. 11 vineyard blocks 2 houses, 2 boys, 4 dogs, and 28 years later they love what they do and where they live. The Nuss family has carved out a beautiful corner of Mt Veeder and they make great wine. If you have a chance, give them a call maybe we can get you up on the mountain for a visit.
“Brian and Lori have developed a special place in Mt Veeder.