History of our Winery

Charles Usher Wines is a family owned boutique winery offering handcrafted small-lot wines. We are located along the Saratoga wine trail 3.5 miles from the Saratoga village.

Our wines are produced on site from Estate and locally grown santa Cruz Mountain grapes, and from renown grap grwoing regions in California. Charles Usher wines are aged in French and American oak barrels.

Our mission is simple: To provide delicisous wines that delight the palate. We strive to crete full bodied wines with soft, smooth tannis. We take great pride in our commitment to produce high quality small lot wines at an attractive price.

Custom wines labels are available as an option for private and corporate events, holiday parties and gifts, weddings, birthdays, anniveraries, birth announcements, and customer appreciation.

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Experience a Private Wine Tasting Event with the Winemaker at Charles Usher Wines

“This is not your typical wine tasting that includes a flight of wine, maybe a breadstick, and a two minute discussion about the wines that you have been poured”

Award Winning

2008 Petite Verdot - Gold Medal

2010 Carbenet Nouveau - Gold Medal

2010 Barbera - Bronze Medal

2011 Chardonay - Silver Medal

High Quality Ingredients

Our wines are produced on site from Estate and locally grown santa Cruz Mountain grapes, and from renown grap grwoing regions in California.

Great Taste

There are 7 component wines in the Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet’s grapes are from different Alexander Valley vineyards The other 5 component red wines are from other appellations in California. This wine has a big mouth feel with layered complexity and smooth tannins.

Private Wine Tasting

At Charles Usher your 2 hour wine experience is guided by the winemaker himself who is also the owner. He selects 6 premium wines for you to taste alongside a generous spread of gourmet food accompaniments.

Experience a Private Wine Tasting Event with the Winemaker at Charles Usher Wines

Together the winemaker and his wife provide the varietal’s backgrounds, flavor profiles and sensory aspects. They will also teach you how to taste like a pro and arm you with information to woo your wine snob friends...