"Still all family grown fruit, no comprimise on quality, but a brilliant wine from Trefethen that won't break the bank. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec, 8% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, this Bordeaux Blend shows the wonderful rich fruit, hints of spice and cocoa and then a wonderful elegant finish. A gem."
Trefethen Family Vineyards are exactly that - a family owned vineyard. Now in their third generation, and the second making their own wine, Trefethen are the only American winery to have only ever used estate grown fruit.
Their commitment to sustainable and ethically made wines is exemplary. When Eugene Trefethen purchased 600 acres in 1968, his aim was to grow grapes. His son John and wife Janet were the generation to start producing their own label wines in 1973 and now their children, Lorenzo and Hailey, will continue the family legacy well into the 21st century.
Located in the Oak Knoll District, they take advantage of a wide range of microclimates, allowing them to grow everything from cooler climate varieties such as Riesling and Pinot Noir and those that enjoy a bit of heat like Cabernet and Malbec.