In 1961, Joe and Alice purchased their first vineyard, 8 acres just south of St. Helena.  Working out of the small winery attached to the parcel, they put in round-the-clock sweat equity to build their business.   

Heitz Wine Cellars rapidly established a reputation as home base for one of the Napa Valley’s most innovative and brilliant winemakers, and the unassuming winery soon became a prestigious destination for wine connoisseurs.  In 1964, the Heitz family acquired a 160-acre vineyard property in Spring Valley, a small fold in the eastern hills of St. Helena.  Joe sharpened his focus on Cabernet, and the following year, he and Alice made a serendipitous connection with Tome and Martha May who owned a young vineyard in Oakville.  After a handshake deal firm enough to last decades and a single harvest of the May’s remarkable Cabernet grapes, Joe and Tom agreed to reserve the fruit from the next harvest for a singular production.   

In 1966, Joe crafted the first Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — a wine so remarkable that the two families decided to add a vineyard designation to the Heitz Cellars’ label, initiating that concept in the Napa Valley.

SKU
NAME
VINTAGE
FORMAT
201299
J. DAVIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014
6X750ML
168164
BLANC DE BLANC
2015
6X750ML
168167
BLANC DE NOIR
2014
6X750ML

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