Amulet Estate: A Journey Through Quintessential Napa Valley

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Amulet Estate is a relative newcomer quickly making its mark in the world of fine wines. With a belief that Napa Valley is the greatest wine growing region on earth, Amulet Estate has meticulously searched for the finest vineyards throughout the region.

From majestic mountaintops to the fertile valley floor, Amulet represents the epitome of Napa Valley’s diverse terroir, iconic vineyard sites, and commitment to exceptional winemaking.

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In 2016, Amulet acquired an estate winery and vineyards at the base of Napa Valley’s renowned Howell Mountain. This acquisition, along with sourcing from carefully chosen growing partners and vineyard sites across Napa Valley, allows Amulet to produce some of the most exquisite collectible wines in the world. Each bottle is a testament to the region’s rich viticultural heritage and the passion of the Amulet team.

Amulet Estate’s portfolio showcases the essence of Napa Valley’s winemaking prowess. With a focus on excellence, their collection consists of singular Chardonnay and vineyard-designate bottlings of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Every wine is a celebration of the region’s unique characteristics and the Amulet team’s dedication.

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Behind the scenes, Amulet Estate boasts a team of seasoned experts who have honed their skills in the wine and hospitality industries for decades. Nathaniel Dorn, partner and CEO, brings over two decades of experience in fine wine and hospitality, having led some of the world’s finest restaurants.

Talented winemaker Shawn Johnson has worked alongside respected names in Napa Valley, including Mike Smith with Myriad Wines. This exceptional team ensures every bottle of Amulet wine is crafted with precision and passion.

Dorn defines the brand origins: “Two pillars of our history: family and an unwavering dedication to our craft, remain deeply rooted traditions and continue to transcend the philosophy of our winery. We’re a small team with a shared vision. To me, true craft is in what we do, not what’s on display.” It’s this passion that clearly differentiates the brand from its competitors.

When visiting Amulet Estate, the experience offers more than just exceptional wines; it invites visitors to embark on an intimate and authentic Napa Valley experience.

The estate is a gathering place where wine enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the true essence of the region. Amulet provides access to the hidden gems of Napa Valley, curated by those who live and breathe its beauty and charm.


Amulet Estate is dedicated to the long-term health of its vineyards and the environment. Following the Glass Fire in 2020, the estate made the difficult decision to replant the entire property, reaffirming its commitment to quality and sustainable farming practices.

Amulet embraces non-GMO and non-synthetic applications alongside the use of animal husbandry, pollinators, and companion native plantings. The focus on organic farming aims to improve soil health and ensure the longevity of the land.

Johnson understands that the foundation of exceptional wines lies in the vineyard. By carefully selecting the best grapes and embracing minimal intervention winemaking practices, he allows the true terroir of Napa Valley to shine through in every bottle.

Picking grapes early ensures the preservation of fresh flavors, natural acidity, and deep, complex profiles. The result is a collection of wines that are vibrant, layered, and beautifully structured.

Wines from Amulet Estate may be acquired through a visit to the winery, membership, online purchase at, or at select retailers and fine restaurants across the United States. Embark on a journey through the quintessential Napa Valley with each sip. Amulet Estate invites you to savor the finest wines the region has to offer.

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