Gamble Family Vineyards is a small production, family owned winery located in the heart of the Napa Valley. The private winery is tucked away from the St. Helena Highway, surrounded by century old barns and sweeping vistas. While their style is reminiscent of Bordeaux, the Winemaker Jim Close continually produces elegant, well balanced wines that stay true to the Napa Valley terroir. The Gamble family has been farming the Napa Valley since 1916 and every wine they produce is crafted with their dedication to the land in mind.
Napa native Tom Gamble is a farmer first. "My most lasting memory of childhood is dirt. Playing in dirt. Walking in dust behind the tractor. Wearing out our jean seats sliding down shale hillsides. Wandering aimlessly on foot, horseback and mini-bike all summer long, enjoying everything the dirt and our climate gives to life." His boyhood days often began before sunrise herding cattle, working irrigation lines and emulating older ranchers and farmers.
Tom has always held fast to his Napa roots, where the Gamble family arrived, four generations ago. Tom continued the family farming legacy, planting his first vineyard in 1981 and continues to farm to this day. Gamble Family Vineyards is an opportunity to share with future generations, the hard work of generations past.
Tom Gamble is a farmer first, which is fitting. Good wine begins on the vine.