Napa Valley - USA
Jeffrey Stambor, Domenica Totty, Marty Spate
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Moscato
In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour bought the ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France.
De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock to help rebuild the California wine industry as well as establishing a relationship with the Catholic Church, which would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to remain in business during Prohibition.
After the repeal, de Latour introduced André Tchelistcheff to Beaulieu Vineyard, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff was also responsible for coining Beaulieu Vineyard’s inaugural Georges de Latour Private Reserve wine. The 1936 Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled as the winery's flagship offering, a wine that considered by many to be Napa’s first "cult" cabernet.
Today, Beaulieu Vineyard continues to innovative, utilizing the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions to produce exceptional Napa Valley Cabernets.