After leaving the US Marine Corps in 1964, Dick Grace became a stockbroker in San Francisco while he and his wife, Ann, raised their children in Orinda. By the mid-seventies, they decided to move to the country and bought a rundown Victorian in Napa Valley. At the time, Napa was just another agricultural region, with prunes, walnuts, and pig farms.

Grace Family Vineyards began as a hobby with cuttings from the Bosché vineyard. Their first harvest in 1978 was taken to Caymus Winery, where Charlie Wagner praised the grapes. This led to the production of one of Napa Valley’s first vineyard-designated wines.

Grace Family Vineyards quickly gained a reputation as the first “cult” wine. Dick’s military background and perfectionist attitude ensured the vineyard’s success, benefitting from a micro-climate and soil perfect for stellar Cabernet.

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Weight 5 lbs