Featured Winery

 

Mayacamas

Kris Kraner | Estate Director

 

Throughout its 129-year history, Mayacamas has produced Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, and even dry vermouth. Nowadays, the winery focuses on three varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

 

Mayacamas Vineyards has a rich history of grape growing and winemaking traditions that date back to the 1880s. The stone winery, finished in 1889, has aged wine inside its doors for over 130 years. Their practices today remain rooted in that history and legacy, with farmed soils and cellar walls providing continuity of place and style.

 

John Henry Fisher purchased this remote mountain property in 1889 and built the winery that is still used today. He constructed the winery and nearby distillery with stones gathered from the property, planted Zinfandel vines and named the estate Fisher & Sons.

 

Jack and Mary Taylor purchased the land in 1941 and rechristened the estate Mayacamas Vineyards. This visionary couple created the wine label and classic iconography still used today. In addition to these lasting contributions in marketing, the vineyards and cellar bear the mark of meaningful progress throughout the Taylor era. The winemaking infrastructure in use today is largely due to their efforts.

 

In 2013, winery ownership transferred to the Schottenstein Family, and a new and exciting trajectory for Mayacamas was launched. Their team’s commitment to tradition is borne out of a deep affection for their history– that spirit has informed their careful, considerate, and comprehensive restoration of the estate. In both the winery and the vineyard, their love of Mayacamas’ singular style drives them to continue employing the traditional methods and pioneer spirit of their predecessors.

 

 

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