Beyond Rutherford, Freemark Abbey’s story is told through vineyard sites up and down Napa Valley, from Calistoga down to Yountville, and in mountain vineyards on both sides of the valley.
Some of the smaller production Napa Valley wines, like the Malbec from Herrick II Vineyard in Yountville, come from a single AVA, or American Viticultural Area. Others, like the Partner’s Blend, celebrate the winery’s history vis-à-vis the different partnerships that helped create it in the last century, while, at the same time, drawing from fruit sources in three different AVAs.
And then there’s the 130th Anniversary Wine. To honor 130 years of winemaking history at Freemark, Ted and his team assembled a multi-vintage blend from ten individual vineyard sites and seven appellations—a completely unique approach to combining soil types, microclimates, viticultural practices, and vine ages. The 130th Anniversary Wine is, in a way, the ultimate Napa Valley red blend, with a complex profile that draws from many Freemark Abbey vineyard sources.