Truchard Vineyards is a family owned winery located in the Carneros District in southern Napa Valley. The vineyards and winery were founded by Tony and Jo Ann Truchard in 1974. They sold grapes exclusively until 1989 when they began making their own wine. They prefer to think of themselves as a “big vineyard with a small winery” – the reasoning behind this is they carefully hand craft small production lots of each of the wines they make – yet sell the majority of their grapes to other well regarded producers. The vineyard is a series of hills and valleys, and contains a variety of soils: clay, shale, sandstone, volcanic rock and ash. The various combinations of terrain, geology, and marine-moderated temperatures provide unique wine growing conditions. Currently the vineyard grows 10 different grape varieties, making it one of the most diverse estate vineyards in California. Only 20% of the grapes from the Truchard Estate Vineyard are reserved for Truchard wines. The wines are hand-crafted using traditional winemaking techniques, and exemplify the high quality fruit of this unique estate. They are truly: “wines with a sense of place”. Truchard wines have garnered much critical appreciation. Wines from the 1994, 1996, and 1997 vintages have been included in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of the world. The winery was selected as the “Estate Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits in 1997 and 1998.
Join proprietor and winemaker Anthony Truchard for a delightful evening were we will try some of his unique expressions of the cabernet franc and roussanne grapes.
5 wines $40