Trahan Winery

About

Trahan Winery is a small, family winery dedicated to creating incredible wines from only the highest quality grapes. The vineyards we choose to work with are hand farmed by growers dedicated in their own right to producing exceptional fruit. We believe that wine should be fun! Inspired by our many hours spent in the cellar…our downtown Tasting Room has an inviting, laid back feel. A place where we can come together to get to know one another, experience great wines and enjoy life. And, of course, all of our wines are available for purchase at the Tasting Room location. We invite you to join us!

Location Description

Located in the heart of Napa, California.

Features

  • Creating incredible wines.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Chuck Custodio (Winemaker/Owner) left the corporate world to study the art and science of winemaking. For four years, he commuted from San Francisco to the top of the Napa Valley, driving four hours per day to learn the trade. Friends began to comment on his dedication: “you’re crazy!,” and “I’d never do that!” Chuck began his career in the wine industry at a some of Napa’s finest boutique wineries (Vincent Arroyo, Storybook Mountain and Pena).

“Learn by doing” is his mantra. Due to his diligence, he was rewarded by the creation of Trahan Winery, and the release of his first vintage – 200 cases of 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – released at his June 19, 2004 wedding to his wife Janna. Keeping in line with his family’s background of dedication to superior farming (Chuck’s family on his Father’s side were migrant farm workers) and winemaking (Chuck’s family on his Mother’s side, the Trahan’s, were grape growers and winemakers way back when in France ), Chuck continues to strive for excellence in the wines he brings to the oenophile’s world with unparalleled passion.

The Team

Janna Custodio:

Janna Custodio (Owner), in following her own passion, practices as an Operating Room Nurse – in her “free” time away from the winery. Janna has found that, as a nurse, she is able to touch the lives around her in a very unique and special way…something she also finds true about her role in the world of wine! Under Chuck’s tutelage, Janna continues her journey into the world of winemaking. She is truly proud to be a part of the family business – now encompassing three generations with the addition of son Jake.

Elizabeth Trahan Berry:

Elizabeth Trahan Berry ~Liz (Owner) is not only Chuck’s loving mom, she was key in helping develop the family business focus of Trahan Winery. Liz has had a long term interest in cooperative ventures and has a great interest in organic practices, including grape growing and winemaking. A retired homemaker, Liz is passionate about earth issues and has gradually been learning about the world of wine! Trahan Winery has been a lifelong dream come true, and Liz is thrilled to be a partner with Chuck and Janna.

Sadie:

Sadie, our loyal friend, is thought of by many as the face of Trahan Winery! Once upon a time very energetic and forever a sweethearted soul, Sadie is a German Shorthaired Pointer rescued by Chuck and Janna in 2001 and has been a loved and loving member of the family ever since. Now at 16 years old, and in her golden years, Sadie can be found greeting guests at the Tasting Room and keeping her eye on Chuck, Janna, and Jake. Sadie can be found gracing the pages of the ever popular book “Winery Dogs of Napa.”

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Hours

Daily: noon to 6pm

Address

974 Franklin St.
Napa, California 94559
United States

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