Thirty years ago, Spain’s oldest winemaking family, Raventós Codorníu, planted new roots in Carneros, building upon a 470-year winemaking legacy to create the next generation of estategrown, artisan wines. We named it Artesa, which is Catalan for “artisanal.” Artesa is a sophisticated, joyful, Spanish-American brand that delivers authentic craftsmanship in small-production wines made with passion and shared with warmth. Our Estate vineyards are set in the steep foothills that straddle the Carneros and Mt. Veeder AVAs. An ideal mix of topography and cool, coastal climate make our location perfect for growing our flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In homage to our Spanish roots, and because we have the right terroir for these varietals, we also plant both estate Albariño and Tempranillo.
Artesa’s winemaking team is led by Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking. Born and raised in Portugal, Diogo-Draper joined Artesa in 2013, which saw the beginning of her influence of lowintervention and component winemaking—focusing on one small lot at a time to express distinct parcels before composing the final blend. Diogo-Draper brings to Artesa the influence of her European training while being inspired by the innovation and experimentation fostered in the United States.