Heimark Vineyard

A multiple award-winning winemaker; the dream vineyard team; a site revered by Napa’s top Estates; critical acclaim… The Heimark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon commands a place in every cellar and collection.

Story

Libby and Craig Heimark established their namesake vineyard in 1997, nestled high up among the forested hillsides above eastern Calistoga. When covered by morning mist, the property seems to emerge out of thin air as though suspended above the valley floor.

They bought together three of the most respected and knowledgeable figures In the industry to develop the site: vineyard manager Michael Wolf (Scarecrow, To Kalon, Vine Hill Ranch, viticulturist Mary Hall Maher (Haran Estate) and legendary winemaker Tony Soter.

It is a prized source of fruit for some of Napa’s most iconic wines, leading up to the Heimark Family releasing their own label in 2016. Many of the great Araujo Estate Cabs were composed primary of Heimark fruit, as has Lail Vineyards’ J.Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon since 2008. Arkenstone Estate also produce a remarkable single-vineyard Cabernet from this awesome site.

Vineyards
Philippe Melka summed up the vineyard beautifully, saying: “Heimark is like the Pauillac of Napa Valley, with a lot of sophisticated tannins.” It’s a southwest-facing hillside vineyard planted on an ancient landslide. The resilient vines strive like native plants, seeking water through deep layers of volcanic rock and graphite. This results in intensely flavoured wines with fine tannins, which develop profound complexity with age. Wild turkey, California black bear, and mule deer roam the property and are sometimes spotted stealing grapes or sunbathing at the vineyard’s natural reservoir.
Winemaking

After studying enology (winemaking) at the University of California, Davis, Françoise completed an apprenticeship at Château Haut-Brion in France. Françoise Pechson was crowned Winemaker of The Year 2019 by The San Francisco Chronicle, and again as Antonio Galloni’s Winemaker of The Year 2021. Her CV includes working with Jean Delmas at Château Haut Brion after graduating from U.C. Davis In California, and 20 years as winemaker for the legendary Araujo Estate. In addition to her primary position at Heimark, Françoise is also winemaker at Vine Hill Ranch (VHR) and Accendo Cellars. It’s little wonder Galloni called her “One of the most influential and highly respected winemakers in Napa Valley.”

Latest arrivals from Heimark Vineyard

2019 Heimark Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3x75cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 563 cases From the multi-awarding winning winemaker, to an iconic vineyard manager behind some of the most famous names in Napa, and a terroir... cherished for over 25 years by some of the Valley's legendary Estates, there is so much to get excited about in the Heimark 2019. The team at Heimark is something of a dream line-up. Françoise Pechson was crowned Winemaker of The Year 2019 by The San Francisco Chronicle, and again as Antonio Galloni's Winemaker of The Year 2021. Her CV includes working with Jean Delmas at Château Haut Brion, and 20 years as winemaker for the legendary Araujo Estate. In addition to her primary position at Heimark, Françoise is also the winemaker for Vine Hill Ranch (VHR) and Accendo Cellars. It's little wonder Galloni called her "One of the most influential and highly respected winemakers in Napa Valley." Then there's the vineyard itself, described by legendary winemaker Phlippe Melka as "The Pauillac of Napa Valley." It was planted in 1997 by Harlan Estate's own Mary Hall Mayer, and is managed by Michael Wolf - the man behind Scarecrow, To Kalon, and VHR. It has been a prized source of fruit for some of Napa's most iconic wines since 1997, leading up to the Heimark Family releasing their own label in 2016. Many of the great Araujo Estate Cabs were composed primarily of Heimark fruit, as has the multiple 100-point Lail Vineyards' J.Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon (made by Melka) since 2008. Arkenstone Estate also produce a remarkable single-vineyard Cabernet from this awesome site. A critically acclaimed winemaker; the dream vineyard team; a site revered by Napa's top Estates; critical acclaim... This Cabernet Sauvignon commands a place in every cellar and collection.
£435 / Case£145 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £533.38 / Case, £177.79 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more