Aratas Wine

A premium collage of old world artisan oenology and new world viticulture, "Aratas" (pronounced Era-toss), is the Napa Valley's producer committed to the cultivation of single vineyard designate Petite Sirah. A noble vitis vinifera born from Syrah and Peloursin, Petite is hearty with history (circa 1884) and perseverance. One of the founding noble Fathers in America's wine history, Heritage Petite Sirah links the most historic land in America- our vineyards in Napa Valley and our home near the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown at Williamsburg Va.

The brand is a partnership founded on decades of experience in our country's food and wine culture. Co-Proprietors, brothers John and Mickey Chohany, launched their first of many notable culinary endeavors; Second Street Restaurant an American Bistro in 1985 in the historic hamlet of Williamsburg, Virginia . Twenty five years later, led by Vintner Stephanie Douglas-Chohany the partners founded Aratas Wine and created the perfect pairing to complete their culinary vision. Aratas, by definition; a "harvest of gold" is named to honor the Chohany's Hungarian heritage. The family is very selective and is devoted to producing exceptional vineyard designate wines uniting sustainable practices with state of the art vinification processes.

Come for a taste then order award winning, highly rated Aratas Wine at Second Street or online for direct to your cellar delivery at



"Top Rhones of California" Wine Spectator

"Best in the West" Sunset Magazine

"Napa's Legacy Grape" Wine Enthusiast

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Second Street Williamsburg

140 2nd Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185



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115 Arthur Way (Kiln Creek)
Newport News, VA 23602