Covert Estate is the result of the collaboration and hard work of three families dedicated to the craft of winemaking. Cal and Pam Nicholson, library wine collectors and Vintners in Napa Valley; Dave and Laura Nestor, obsessive and extensive California wine collectors, equine hunters/jumpers and management gurus; and Julien and Elan Fayard, French winemaker, and Californian wine lovers with a legacy of making wine in both France and Napa Valley using traditional techniques to create wine filled with finesse and a sense of place.
The Estate is located in Napa Valley on the eastern hills of the Vacas Mountain Range in the Coombsville Appellation. The winery sits underground between the vineyard and the oak grove, and can only be seen from a bird’s-eye view. Out of respect for the environment, we are committed to making a minimal footprint on the land. Dedicated, extraordinary and unexpected – that is Covert Estate.