Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Carneros District in the Napa Valley, producing great pinot noirs and chardonnays. Bouchaine began making wine long before the region earned its reputation for producing the great pinot noirs and chardonnays of Carneros today.
The land was first owned by a Missouri native with the rather remarkable name of Boon Fly. Fly grew grapes and fruit trees on the property in the late 1880s. For the last thirty years, successive owners have worked to replant and rebuild, bringing a casually elegant style to Bouchaine. An additional 60 acres contiguous to the property were purchased four years later. This land included the two hills which have become the icons of the Bouchaine estate and part of the label design.