Turnbull name goes back to the early 1300's when a retainer of Robert the Bruce
saved the king's life by turning a ferocious bull which had threatened to gore
the king. The grateful king dubbed
his subject "Turnbull" and awarded him a crest featuring a bulls head twisted
back, with the motto: Audaci Facet Fortuna, or "Fortune Favors the Bold".
In the spring of 1993, Patrick O'Dell purchased the winery named Johnson Turnbull
Vineyards and renamed the property Turnbull Wine Cellars. Cabernet Sauvignon remains
the signature of the winery, with
Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Zinfandel added to the lineup.
In addition to the expansion of the winery facility and the remodeling of the
tasting room and offices, the image of the turning bull on the label was redesigned.
The newer image is derived from a bull's figure on a Minoan drinking vessel. The
crest continues to be embossed on each label reflecting our respect for the history
of the distinguished Turnbull name.
Turnbull Wine Cellars / 8210 Saint Helena Hwy. / Oakville, CA 94562
/ (800) 887-6285