Vineyard 36

Vineyard 36 takes an ultra-modern look at Napa Valley, founded by two legendary NHL players and a veteran Napa vintner. The team is pioneering a line-up of fantastic new vineyards and boasts some of the most stunning bottles you’ll ever see!

  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Winery Location: St. Helena
  • Owner: Cam Ward, Tim Gleason & Jason Earnest
  • First Vintage: 2017
  • Winemaker: Keith Emerson

Story

Vineyard 36 was created by the shared vision of former-NHL and International Ice Hockey players Cam Ward and Tim Gleason, and vintner Jason Earnest, to create unique and exceptional wines that express the diversity of Napa Valley’s finest terroirs.

The name was derived from the jersey numbers Cam (30) and Tim (6) wore when they played together at the Carolina Hurricanes. During their playing careers they both became avid wine collectors. They met Jason at an event and became good friends. Whenever they played on the West Coast they’d visit Jason at his winery, and soon they idea of producing a wine together soon became a reality.

They selected the state-of-the-art, ultra-premium Vineyard 29 custom-crush winery in St. Helena as their home base, and the highly regarded Keith Emerson as their Director of Winemaking.

Together, they are exploring the modern, exciting edge of Napa by utilising a line-up of fabulous vineyards to create a unique portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc based wines. Cam and Tim’s hockey careers are the inspiration for the striking labels a packaging.

Vineyards

Vineyard 36 sources fruit from an incredible line-up of hand-picked vineyards in across the central ‘band’ of Napa Valley: from the Renteria 360 Vineyard in Eastern Oakville, the Rivett Vineyard in the west of the AVA, and Oakville Ranch overlooking them both from the slopes of the Vaca Mountains. Further north, the famed F Block of Andy Beckstoffer’s George III Vineyard brings unmistakable intensity and structure.

Winemaking

Winemaker Keith Emerson has more than 20 years of experience in fine wine production. He is one of the few winemakers who excels in crafting both Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties and produces wines from Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Santa Cruz.

In 2005, Emerson joined Napa’s Vineyard 29 as Director of Winemaking where he oversees all wine programs for Vineyard 29’s ultra-premium custom crush clientele, managing wine production for prestigious producers including Vineyard 36. He joined Vineyard 36 as Director of Winemaking in 2017, charged with managing and directing the production of the portfolio. He holds a B.S. in Enology and Viticulture degree from University of California, Davis.

Latest arrivals from Vineyard 36

2021 Vineyard 36, OVR Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 12x75cl

JD96WI95
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Hailing from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard in the iron rich, volcanic foothills of eastern Oakville, the OVR label changes with every new year, every passing season. It... represents the importance of the night sky in the lengthy wine-making process. It highlights the magic that happens each time the sun sets on another day in Napa Valley. Winemaker Keith Emerson: "Punching aromatics, riper profile, blackberry pie, black cherry, all-spice with hints of nutmeg and baking spice from the barrel. Dried lavender, opulent, structured throughout but a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Plateau block within Oakville Ranch Vineyard."
£1,800 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,198.45 / Case, £183.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vineyard 36, OVR Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1x75cl

JD96WI95
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Hailing from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard in the iron rich, volcanic foothills of eastern Oakville, the OVR label changes with every new year, every passing season. It... represents the importance of the night sky in the lengthy wine-making process. It highlights the magic that happens each time the sun sets on another day in Napa Valley. Winemaker Keith Emerson: "Punching aromatics, riper profile, blackberry pie, black cherry, all-spice with hints of nutmeg and baking spice from the barrel. Dried lavender, opulent, structured throughout but a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Plateau block within Oakville Ranch Vineyard."
£152 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £185.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vineyard 36, Five Bands Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 12x75cl

JD97WI97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon The Five Bands is the team's selection of best barrels from across their vineyards, celebrated with a striking label that plays tribute to the NHL's ultimate prize:... the Stanley Cup. The four vineyards that make up this stunning wine are Beckstoffer Georges III in Rutherford, and Renteria 360, Rivett, and Oakville Ranch Vineyards in Oakville. Four Corners Wine “This is a fantastic Cabernet from the word go, with an amazing depth of aromatics and a delicate perfumed note framing the super-dense core with more of that briary fruit and sweet east-Asian spices, punctuated with a flicker of balsamic reduction. The palate is pure refinement, with amazing balance of intensity and elegance, sumptuous tannins, great energy and tension. This is seriously good Cabernet Sauvignon with the same super-contemporary feel and attention to details that shines across the Vineyard 36 portfolio. The Five Bands feels like the team’s love letter to Napa Cabernet and it’s a wine of immense class.”
£2,180 / Case£181.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,662.08 / Case, £221.84 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vineyard 36, Five Bands Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1x75cl

JD97WI97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon The Five Bands is the team's selection of best barrels from across their vineyards, celebrated with a striking label that plays tribute to the NHL's ultimate prize:... the Stanley Cup. The four vineyards that make up this stunning wine are Beckstoffer Georges III in Rutherford, and Renteria 360, Rivett, and Oakville Ranch Vineyards in Oakville. Four Corners Wine “This is a fantastic Cabernet from the word go, with an amazing depth of aromatics and a delicate perfumed note framing the super-dense core with more of that briary fruit and sweet east-Asian spices, punctuated with a flicker of balsamic reduction. The palate is pure refinement, with amazing balance of intensity and elegance, sumptuous tannins, great energy and tension. This is seriously good Cabernet Sauvignon with the same super-contemporary feel and attention to details that shines across the Vineyard 36 portfolio. The Five Bands feels like the team’s love letter to Napa Cabernet and it’s a wine of immense class.”
£182 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £222.24 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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