in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan,
Neyers Vineyards produces about 15,000 cases of wine annually. About 25% of
our production is Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on our
50-acre Conn Valley ranch, managed by viticulturist Hugo Maldonado. We purchase
additional grapes from a select group of growers, among them the Sangiacomo
family of Sonoma County, Will Nord of Napa, Cam Thieriot of Sonoma Coast, Lee
Hudson of Carneros, Rich Pato of Oakley, and the Tofanelli family of Calistoga.
Ehren Jordan, our winemaker, returned to the Napa Valley in 1994 following a two-year stint in the Northern Rhone town of Cornas, where he worked for Jean-Luc Columbo, one of the most respected winemakers in Europe. His training with Columbo not only expanded his technical knowledge of winemaking, but more importantly served to enlarge his scope of the craft, giving him a deeper respect for the role of grape growing in this business.
Bruce’s experiences over the past several years working with Kermit Lynch Imports and a group of more than 100 French vintners have been important in shaping the style of our wines. Most of these producers farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast or laboratory designed malo-lactic bacteria, and are comfortable bottling their wines without filtration. We have long admired their wines, and eagerly adapted many of their practices.
In 1999, we purchased and renovated a winery on Sage Canyon Road in the hills outside of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. We produced our first vintage in this facility in 2000.
In 2002, Wine and Spirits named Neyers Vineyards the Artisan Winery of the Year. “Two . . . Chardonnays ensured Neyers’ debut as W&S Artisan Winery of the Year, one from Napa Valley, one from a single vineyard in Carneros, both spectacular articulations of what this varietal can be when grown in the right place and handled with as little interference as possible in the winery.”
Neyers Vineyards / P.O. Box 1028 / 2153 Sage Canyon Road / St. Helena, CA 94574 / Ph. 707-963-8840 / Fax 707-963-8894
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