In 1948, our father, Mario Trinchero, brought us from New York City to the small town of St. Helena in California's Napa Valley to begin new lives as vintners at a winery called Sutter Home. In 1998, to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Napa and to honor our father's memory, we introduced two ultra-premium Napa Valley wines -- M. Trinchero Founder's Estate Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

For 35 years after we arrived in Napa Valley, we operated the quintessential mom-and-pop winery. Then, White Zinfandel, which Bob created in 1972, took off, and we were transformed, within a decade, from a tiny family winery into one of America’s leading premium wine producers.

M. Trinchero Selection wines - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot - are produced from carefully selected north and central coast grapes. Derek chooses the vineyards for the Selection program based on the authenticity and intensity of the varietal and regional character they impart. He vinifies each vineyard lot separately and then blends the best lots from different regions to accentuate the finest characteristics of each, with the goal of achieving both varietal distinctiveness and a pleasing complexity.

The reserve wines of the M. Trinchero brand, M. Trinchero Founder’s Estate Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, are produced exclusively from Napa Valley grapes, with the cabernet sauvignon fruit coming from our estate St. Helena vineyard and the chardonnay coming from vineyards in southern Napa Valley, including several in the cool Carneros District.

M. Trinchero / 100 St. Helena Hwy. South / St. Helena, CA 94574 / 707-963-3104

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