Our estate, then and now

Our estate, then and now

A trailblazer of Napa Valley winemaking, Freemark Abbey continues to evolve. Our outward transformation is a sign of our inward commitment to crafting classic Napa Valley wines of superior pedigree and quality. Raise a glass to our 130th anniversary.  

We’re a Napa Valley Original

Click milestone years in our timeline and discover why we’re the quintessential Napa Valley winery. From the first female Napa winery owner on record, to our landmark recognition leading up to “The Judgment of Paris” and beyond — our story is full of firsts.

Long-term Relationships

Freemark Abbey sources its grapes from select Napa Valley vineyards we’ve known for decades. Intimately familiar with the nuance, power and abundance of each specific site, our partnership with local vineyards is at the heart of all our wines (click each area to learn more).

Atlas Peak

Bosché Vineyard


Howell Mountain

Mount Veeder

Red Barn Ranch

Spring Mountain

Sycamore Vineyard

The Rutherford Bench

Dust Runs in Our Veins

We’ve been fortunate to have Ted Edwards as our winemaker since 1985. His creative approach and years of experience with the vineyards in Napa Valley, particularly the Rutherford Bench, make him one of the region’s leading winemakers, most notably for his Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ted Edwards

“I spend a lot of time out in the vineyards throughout the season, working with the crews in the myriad of decisions that affect the flavors and quality of the fruit. We pick at the last possible moment, when the grapes have reached full complexity and flavor development.”


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