1349 West Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 425-6465
Fax: (707) 402-6317
Although the Rockville Cemetery Stone Chapel was built in 1856, its story begins in 1850 when the pioneers who resided here were introduced to the gospel. People traveled long distances to attend the camp meetings that were held along the Suisun Creek before the chapel was established. Funded by generous donations, the chapel soon came to be at the center of the community's religious and spiritual lives. After the civil war the church fell into decline and became ruinous in condition although the premises continued to be used for worship by the families for those buried in the cemetery. In 1940 the church was finally restored and is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies even today. While this humble church may not be elaborately adorned or impressive in size, its simple charm is undeniable. The chapel continues to hold a place in the hearts of the people of Fairfield and is revered for its place in the town's history.
Altamura Vineyards produce around 5000 cases annually. The Sangiovese has a perfumed bouquet of blackberry, black currants, chocolate, fresh plum, licorice, vanilla and coffee. Wine tasting is by appointment only. Is your mouth watering yet?
Tom Farella inherited his father's ambition to grow wine grapes and today, his 26-acre (10.5-hectare) vineyard produces some of the best wines in the country. For Farella, the mission of his business is to create a balanced wine that will complement the food. With this in mind the Farella vineyard has continued to serve wine lovers the best of wines. You can also visit the vineyard and taste some of the excellent wines they produce. Visits to the winery are only through appointment.
Elke Vineyards is spread over 18 acres (7 hectares) of land in the rich grape-growing region of Napa Valley, California. Elke has been in the grape-growing and wine-making business for over twenty years. Their signature wines are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot. The wine made here is sent to almost all the states in the US and is also shipped abroad. At Elke they believe that making wine is an art and they are constantly trying to satisfy their customers.
Founded in 1983, Whitford Cellars has the distinction of producing award-winning Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay. The Haynes Vineyard on the estate is known as one of the most notable vineyards in Napa Valley, receiving rave reviews on the soil and temperature conditions. The wines are not far behind; magazines, such as Connoisseur's Guide and Wine and Spirits have rated the wines favorably.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris are the main varietals made at Ancien Wines. Ken Bernards started his own winery with the aim of capturing the essence of the terroir in the fruits so as to enrich the the quality of wine made through the traditional methods. After working for many years in the wine making industry, he now lends his knowledge to create wines from the different locales of Napa Valley. Tours and tastings are done with prior appointments.
Jarvis Winery is an underground winery wherein the whole process of wine making is in a deep cave. The cave is parabolic and circular which enables easy movement and accessibility. The stream and waterfall running through the center of the winery helps in maintaining the humidity of the caves while adding to the beauty of the winery. Unique tastings and tours of the cave winery are scheduled every day. It is better to plan ahead, especially during the season weekends. You get to taste six of the best Jarvis wines and you can buy bottles or cases of the wines that you like at the winery itself. All in all, a unique experience wonderful wines make Jarvis a must-visit winery.
Tulocay prides itself in producing classy Zinfandels, Syrahs, Chardonnays, Merlots and Cabernets. The vineyard also makes the sultry red Pinot Noir. This small winery has developed its own charm over the years, and even though Tulocay does not fancy major visitors' tours and complimentary gifts, the place sure has its own quaint way of involving visitors in wine tasting.
Located high up on a hill in the Coombsville area of the Napa Valley, Frazier produces premium quality wine that is made from 100 percent free-run juice from grapes. The wine here is served at many restaurants around California. It is also available in many grocery stores and select wine shops. Tasting and tours to the winery can be conducted by prior appointment.
Falcor is a fine example of a boutique family winery, with a keen focus on crafting some of the highest quality wines in the Napa Valley.
This history of this cemetery is the history of Napa Valley and the surrounding community, with its markers and mausoleums dating from the Victorian era to today. It reflects the diversity of the Napa Valley heritage.
This winery produces a variety of delightful wines and features a shop and special events throughout the year.