“We take pride in crafting wines that express a sense of place, giving voice to the vineyards and regions in which they were grown.”

– Christi and Dave Ficeli, Owners


Goosecross sits in Yountville, California in the heart of the Napa Valley.  The winery’s history dates back four decades and now is owned by Christi and Dave Ficeli.  They fell in love with Goosecross years ago and always wanted to make it their own.  Christi and Dave met while working in the wine industry in Modesto, California almost twenty years ago which started their love for wine and even more importantly, each other. When they married, they knew they wanted to eventually have a small family winery that they could pass down from one generation to the next.

Ambition and career paths took them away from wine country for many years.  Once they decided to settle down, start a family, and create lasting roots, the Napa Valley was the only place for them, and Goosecross represented so much of why they love this valley.  They knew the Napa Valley and Goosecross was the place they wanted to call home, their forever home.

Goosecross continues to evolve while always keeping its roots in the soil and history of the Napa Valley.   The long legacy of Goosecross only serves to deepen their love of wine, dedication to hospitality, and our connection to farming the land.

The team at Goosecross has a fervent commitment to excellence, built on a foundation of hospitality. We invite you to join us for breathtaking views and memorable wines in a place where time slows down, at least for a little while.


Christi and Dave have a love for wine that runs through their veins and is reflected in the grapes they grow and the wines they make.  They are inspired by the delicate balance and connection between the land and the winery, the grapes and the winemaker.  They embody this notion, with a nod to science and a hand in art – the two qualities portrayed in the wines.

With the guiding vision and deep experience of winemaker Bill Nancarrow, they create distinct, vineyard-driven wines.  From his meticulous selection of our vineyard sites to his cooperage decisions, Bill continues his legacy of producing some of the greatest wines in Napa Valley.

The farming, vines, winemaking and hospitality all come together with your tasting experience.  The Tasting Room and Deck is a place to escape everyday life, sit among the vines, sample our wines, and revel in the beauty of our version of Napa Valley.  This is where all the warmth and charm of the rural Napa Valley of yesterday meets the contemporary artistry, quality of winemaking, and the highest standard of hospitality.  Welcome to Goosecross, Napa Valley.

Our Team