Winegrowers in the Napa Valley and Acampo/Lodi for more than 44 years, our family has worked the soils of Northern California to produce some of the best wine grapes in the region and we continue those same hardworking ideals with our family owned and operated winery dedicated to high quality wines.
Established in 2000, Housleys Century Oak Winery has quickly made a name for itself with our family approach to award-winning wines at affordable prices. We have been fortunate enough to garner more than 200 medals and scores as high as 96, 95 & 94 points from respected competitions and many Gold Medals from judges and tastings across the country.
Our two Napa Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and our 37-acre Lodi estate vineyard continues to provide highly sought after Cabernet Grapes. A few small Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah plots around the Acampo, Lodi and Woodbridge wine-growing areas also provide intense, high-quality fruit that help us make incredible wines. Each harvest is crushed, aged and bottled on site, with the family and winemaker running every step of the process.
Over the years our family has learned how to grow grapes from the ground up. We've harvested, pruned, weeded and suckered. Then when we began winemaking more than 20 years ago, new adventures awaited. From the pick to the crush, to the press and aging...of course and then bottling...we are hands-on in all aspects. Our kids and grandkids even know the excitement and fulfillment that comes with each vintage. It truly remains family operation and we so enjoy meeting so many new people along the way.
Our Cabernets, Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Table Wines are all aged in new French Oak Barrels for at least 18 months and some two full years. At times, we do mix-in some American Oak Barrels, but it depends on the vintage and what our winemaker thinks will work best.
Our best in class Rose and multiple Gold Medal Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are all stainless steel fermented, so they get no barrel time, which allows for aromatic wines where the fruit comes out, along with a crispness and finish, which results in award-winning wines enjoyed by all.
The Napa Valley is where we planted our first vineyard and our Housely Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of the incredible wines that our valley continues to produce. In the past we have also made a Napa Merlot, but it's the current Cabernet that gives our winery a unique inclusion and way to marry these great red regions of Northern California.
While overall the winery history now dates back two decades, on the growing side, the family began in the wine industry with a 6-acre Chardonnay vineyard in Napa back in the mid 1970s. We continue to grow respected vintages in Napa, now focusing more on Cabernet, and also in the Lodi/Acampo and Woodbridge region.
As for our Century Oak name, it comes from the famed valley oak tree that towers over our main vineyard and winery site. Valley Oaks are California's tree and have stood in California's heartland, like the Lodi Appellation, for centuries. Known for their beauty, strength, history and size, we feel our wines are best represented by California's guardian, the Valley Oak.