NEXT RELEASE • NOVEMBER '16

2014 Cabernet SauvignonS

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignons were offered to Mailing List Members on November 10th, 2016, at 9:00 AM PST and are Sold Out.

Our next vintage, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignons, will be offered to Mailing List members in November, 2017.  Members of our mailing list receive our annual newsletter and wine offering each fall, and have the opportunity to purchase our wines before they are released to the public.

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OUR ROOTS

Established
in 1864

The vineyards of the historic Lewelling estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by pioneer winegrower and horticulturalist John Lewelling.

Janice Lewelling Wight, John Lewelling's great-granddaughter, and her husband Russ built a home on the family property in 1950 and quickly became involved in operating and replanting the vineyard. Today their three sons, Alan, Doug and Dave, farm a 28-acre vineyard on a portion of the original estate, one of the oldest continuously-owned and farmed family vineyards in the Napa Valley.

 
 

During the 1870's and 1880's the vineyards of the St. Helena area established a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the United States, a reputation that is now acknowledged world-wide and is attributed to the unique combination of soils and climate found here.

Over the years Lewelling Vineyards consistently harvested exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that were sold to many fine Napa Valley wineries. In 1992 the Wight Family began production of their own vineyard-designated wine.

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

Each member of the family plays a role in crafting Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.


Dave Wight

Dave studied philosophy at Harvard and has a degree from U.C. Davis in viticulture and enology.  He has been the winemaker and director of Lewelling Vineyards since its inception 24 years ago and now continues as the consulting winemaker. 


Doug Wight

Doug graduated from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo and managed vineyards for Martini Winery prior to starting his own business in 1977. Today he operates the family vineyard as well as managing 500 additional acres of Napa Valley vineyard. 


Alan Wight

Alan, an electrical engineer, is a key member of the winery decision-making team. He is also an acclaimed birder and our family naturalist, instrumental in ensuring that species diversity on our wild ranch land is protected and that our treasured natural heritage is preserved.


haley Wight

Doug's daughter Haley has joined the family business as winemaker with a degree in earth science and years of winemaking experience for her own label.  She is among the 6th generation of the Lewelling family working on the ranch.     

 

"Our goal is to produce handcrafted cabernets 

That preserve the natural richness of the grapes from this exceptional vineyard."

- DAVE WIGHT

 
 
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