Our Story 

 After 17 years of making wine at Renwood, which I founded and named after my wife Rene, we were looking for a new challenge.  My daughters wanted to open an urban winery.  We are a boutique winery ,we ferment in small lots and barrel age the wine in French oak. Then I use my 27 years of wine making to make the final blend of our award winning wines. Our  grapes come from vineyards  located in Napa, Sonoma and Lodi . Our Flagship wine is RISK Cabernet from Oakville in Napa. RISK (Robert, Irene,Sarah & Kelly) is the pinnacle of my 27 years as a winemaker, winning numerous double gold medals.


The name Cabana came from the thought that making wine is like a day at the beach, "just a lot of fun" Being from New England, we don't get many beach days making it extra special. Visit our winery in Sacramento. Enjoy wine tastings,  many special events. We look forward to sharing Cabana the wine experience with you.


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