Carter Cellars

The origins of Carter Cellars began in the mid 1980’s when the historic Carter House Victorian was built. Soon after, the Hotel Carter was added along with Restaurant 301. Mark Carter began compiling what has become (since 1998) a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list. Because of the great recognition of the restaurant and […]

Postmark

A postmark is an official seal traditionally stamped on letters to indicate a significant place and date. At Postmark, we have partnered with the finest growers in Napa Valley to craft a wine that showcases the region’s extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine reflects the character of its roots yielding a beautifully concentrated, well-structured wine with […]

Vine Hill Ranch

“The Phillipses didn’t arrive in Oakville flush from some otherworld glamour occupation. They came from … right here on this property! They’ve been farming it themselves —grandfather to father to son—for 50 years. It was just that up until now they’d been selling off the fruit to tony brands like Bond, Etude and Lail. The […]

Tierra Roja

At the intersection of Oakville Crossroad and Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley you’ll find some of the top vineyards in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. There is something magical about the soil in this part of Napa. Like the clay hills of Pomerol or the blue slate of the Mosel, a […]

Truchard Vineyards

The Truchard family wine tradition began over a century ago. In 1887, Jean Marie Truchard emigrated from a small town outside of Lyon with his brother Father Anthony Marie Truchard, a Catholic priest. They established a vineyard and winery on a 500 acre plot of land in Southeast Texas. The Truchard winery, founded just outside Houston, […]

Ulysses

In 2008, Christian Moueix who also owns Dominus Estate purchased the Schmidt Ranch, which sits between Missouri Hopper and Vine Hill Ranch, two of the most renowned Cabernet vineyards in all Napa. It is almost infathomable that anyone could find land for sale in this area of southern Oakville.  The wines are currently made at […]

Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards traces its roots to 1972, when Chicago publishing executive John Shafer and his family moved to the Napa Valley and purchased a 210 acre wine estate in the Stags Leap district. The first years as fledgling grape growers were arduous. John and son Doug terraced the steep and rocky hillsides and replanted decades-old vineyards. […]

Robert Craig

“This winery has been consistently excellent throughout my tastings on Napa going back many many years. They have also kept a lid on pricing, which remains realistic and consumer-friendly.” – Robert Parker, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2016 From a Howell Mountain estate, Robert Craig produces wines that explore the depth and breadth of Napa […]

Red Cap Vineyards

For Tom and Desiree Altemus, life’s path has been anything but a straight line. Through luck, vision and hard work, they have carved out an idyllic lifestyle in the mountains above Napa Valley. Tom’s interest in fine wine sparked while he was working in finance for IBM, sampling wines on business trips and trading recommendations […]

Quintessa

In 2002, Valeria and Agustin Huneeus’ dream of the quintessential wine estate, one vineyard that produces a singular estate wine, was realized with the opening of the winery at Quintessa.  Quintessa is comprised of 280 acres, of which 170 acres are planted to the classic Bordeaux grape varieties in 26 vineyard blocks. The estate includes a […]

Paraduxx

Duckhorn Wine Company established Paraduxx in 1994 to give its winemakers the freedom to explore wine styles aside from Duckhorn Vineyards’ focus on Bordeaux varietals. Since then, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only Napa Valley winery devoted solely to the art of the blend. Artfully crafted to appeal to the modern palate, the blends of the […]

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Following successful careers in Minnesota and New Mexico, proprietors Betty O’Shaughnessy-Wools and Paul Wools purchased land and vineyards in Oakville in 1990 with the dream to return to their farming roots and make world-class wine. Over the next dozen years, new vineyards on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder became available. By 2003, caves and a […]