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Welcome to the New World of fine wine. We offer internationally-acclaimed wine tasting, winemakers and wineries from the country's most legendary wine country, Napa Valley.
Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Today, the legend is being re-born under the vision of Jean-Charles Boisset.
Jack Cakebread’s success began in the 1970’s with a hunch. Offering his $2,500.00 advance for a photography assignment of a Napa Valley book as down payment, Jack and his wife Dolores became the new owners of a Rutherform farm, known today as the prestigious Cakebread Winery.
Chateau Montelena Winery, originally called A.L. Tubbs winery after its founder Alfred Tubbs, was established in 1882, and was originally intended as a barrel-aging facility. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard.
In 1996, with 40 years of winemaking experience under their belt, Jim and Mary Dierberg’s dream of producing wines worthy of their long term plan became a reality. After a long search through France and Napa, while learning the craft and making wine in the mid-west, they discovered the potential of Santa Barbara’s cool coastal valleys.
Sonoma County, California
In the late 1970’s, during a wine-buying trip for their hotel/casino, couple Rhonda and Don visited Sonoma County, California. The captivating landscape of the county greatly reminded them of the beautiful landscapes of Italy: They were in love. This marked the beginning of the Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery.
With roots dating back to 1886, Freemark Abbey was among the first of the original 16 Napa Valley wineries. Today, this historical site is better known as Freemark Abbey. Over the last century-and-a-half, Freemark Abbey has pioneered the California wine industry and become a beacon of enduring quality and tradition.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa Valley.
Inspired and created by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley, it was innovative and unique. In the Late 1990’s a handful of Napa producers took an interest in making this style of wine. The blend soon began to incorporate not only Zinfandel, but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono and Grenache.
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
Sequoia Grove is a family-owned winery founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. It is here where we’ve honed our craft of creating world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and other Napa Valley wines that emphasize elegance, finesse, structure and balance. Our consistent philosophy of making wines with varietal character that are reflective of the land helped establish Sequoia Grove as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. Our 24-acre Estate Vineyard and 50-acre Tonella Ranch Vineyard are both located in the heart of Rutherford, where the superb climate and gravelly-loam soils impart distinct flavor in the Bordeaux varieties.
For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. The winery’s founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley.
Founded in Petaluma, California by Michael and Jenny Griffo with an emphasis on high quality, California-grown ingredients and meticulous craftsmanship. From formal analysis to custom still controls of own design, infusing every step of the spirit-making process with ingenuity and precision—merging craft and science to create spirits that are both beautiful and complex.