Silver Oak Cellars
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Silver Oak Cellars

Alexander Valley

Our Story

Silver Oak began over a handshake between two friends with a bold vision: focus on one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, aged exclusively in American oak and worthy of cellaring for decades to come. Raymond Twomey Duncan, a Colorado entrepreneur who began investing in California vineyards in the late 1960s, and Justin Meyer, a winemaker and former Christian Brother, began in a Napa Valley dairy barn in 1972, producing only 1,100 cases of their inaugural vintage. Over the next two decades, Silver Oak grew in popularity. Our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley Cabernets sold quickly upon their release from the winery and became a sought-after staple on restaurant wine lists around the country. After selecting Daniel Baron to succeed him as winemaker in 1994, Justin retired, selling his share of Silver Oak to the Duncan family in 2001.


  • Private Tours*
  • Scenic Views
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Unique Architecture
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Large Groups OK
  • RV/Bus Parking


My Review

Recent Reviews

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Just took my first trip to Silver Oak and this place was the standout. I went with my wife who had been there multiple times, yet I had not, despite being an avid wine guy. This place blew us away, every thing from the wine, to the grounds, to the host. Situated in the heart of Alexander Valley the sweeping views were breathtaking. It is perfectly decorated and uses some of the best sustainable wine making practices in the industry. Must check this place out if in Alexander Valley! more...

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