Covert Estate

Emily Floyd
Coombsville, California

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at the Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Heart’s Delight Trade Tasting
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Grand Tasting

Located in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation, Covert Estate is a hidden gem for those who discover it. Out of respect for the beautiful surroundings, the winery is nestled in a hillside cave between the vineyard and an oak grove, and is only visible from a bird’s-eye view, perfectly disappearing into the landscape.

Covert’s five-acre estate vineyard is mostly comprised of Bordeaux varietals including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot on its southern slopes while Syrah is planted on the north-eastern section. The vines are farmed organically and sit on a gentle slope with soil composed of solid volcanic ash from the nearby Mt. George.

Cal and Pam Nicholson, and Dave and Laura Nestor collectively established Covert Estate with Julien in 2012 based on a shared love for and devotion to terroir-driven wines made with a minimal footprint on the land.

As the acting face for Covert Estate, Emily Floyd is the winery’s Director of Sales and handles multiple brands under the Julien Fayard portfolio of wines. She is responsible for the general management of winery allocations and marketing, visitation, travel and events.