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Silverado Vineyards

Napa / United States


In 1981, Ron and Diane Miller established Silverado Vineyards in the heart of the Stags Leap District. They had purchased the vineyard several years earlier from Harry See who identified and propagated a special field selection of Cabernet which UC Davis has designated as a “Heritage” clone, one of only three Cabernets in California to be given this distinction.

“The beginning of vine planting is like the beginning of mining for precious metals: the winegrower also ‘prospects’.” - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters, 1880

A century later, the Miller family began the journey Stevenson described, establishing Silverado Vineyards in 1981. “It was beautiful land, and it was land that was working,” says Diane Miller of their first vineyards, purchased in the 1970s. Diane and Ron sold their grapes to some of Napa’s best vintners, who made award winning wines from them year after year. Encouraged, they struck out on their own with the goal of making the best wines the estate could produce at a fair price. This has remained the guiding philosophy over the years. The winery’s name, Silverado, comes from the abandoned mining town at the top of the Napa Valley, where Stevenson stayed so many years ago. It is an appropriate symbol: three generations of the Miller family are still “prospecting” for wine, staying true to the idea of coaxing something precious from the soils we are privileged to care for.

Wine Varietals

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Types

Dessert Wine
Red Wine
White Wine


 Family Friendly
Family Owned
 Notable Architecture
 Private Tasting
 Romantic Venue
 Scenic View
 Vineyard Tours
 Winery Tours



  • Sunday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Cancellation Policy

Silverado Vineyards charges one day prior for all experiences. Please cancel your reservation within 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the full amount of your visit.
Silverado Vineyards reserves the right to adjust outdoor seating to accommodate groups during inclement weather. This may include cancellation of the experience due to limited guest seating.

Deposit Policy

Terrace reservations will be charged $40.00 per reservation for noncompliance with this policy.

Silverado Wine club members must make an appointment for groups 5 and more.