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
245894
TREFETHEN ESTATE CHARDONNAY
2016
12X750ML
32196
HARMONY ESTATE CHARDONNAY
2016
6X750ML
217667
RIESLING
2016
12X750ML
454736
ESTATE MERLOT
2016
12X750ML
830547
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016
6X750ML
32188
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2008
6X750ML
32183
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2006
6X750ML
32180
RESERVE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2007
6X750ML
118246
RESERVE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015
6X750ML
442210
DRAGON’S TOOTH RED BLEND
2015
6X750ML
123596
HALO CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014
3X750ML
118243
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2012
2X1.5L

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