Welcome to Prescott Ashe Estate Winery
Our family-owned, estate winery is dedicated to crafting the highest-qualtiy, Bordeaux-style wines grown exclusively on our 35-acre, sustainably farmed, Vineyard property located in the heart of Napa Valley. With a team comprised of world-class wine maker Celia Welch and esteemed vineyard manager Jim Barbour, our classic red and white Bordeaux grape varietals express the unique terroir of the exceptional area in which they are grown.
Our winery's proprietor, Prescott Ashe, was born and raised in the Bay Area and has a deep connection with San Francisco and its heritage. In order to honor one of its prized cultural landmarks, the Palace of Fine Arts, and to support its ongoing restoration, we are pleased to release three wines under the tribute label Palace 1915.
The Palace of Fine Arts was designed by renowned architect Bernard Maybeck for San Francisco's 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. This world-fair, held the year the Panama Canal opened, connecting the East and West coasts of the United States, transformed the city of San Francisco and represented the international coming out party for both the city of San Francisco (which had recently been rebuilt after the devastating 1906 earthquake) and the wines of Northern California (over 30 young wineries from Napa and Sonoma presented themselves for the first time at a wine pavilion to visitors and dignitaries from around the world). The Palace of Fine Arts is the sole remaining structure from this exposition and is undergoing a comprehensive renovation. To celebrate its 95-year history and support its restoration, we make a donation to the Palace restoration committee with every bottle of Palace 1915 wine sold.
The three inaugurally released Palace 1915 wines are of limited production and exceptional quality. With just 340 cases of 2008 Napa Valley Palace Sauvignon Blanc, 330 cases of 2007 Napa Valley Red Wine, and 100 cases of 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, these wines are lovingly crafted to be as special as the landmark they honor.