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About Bressler Vineyards

Bressler Vineyards is a 5 acre vineyard adjacent to the well-respected Hayne Vineyard made famous by the Turley Zinfandel (part of which is now the Beckstoffer Bourne Vineyard), and across the street from the highly regarded Beckstoffer Crane Vineyard.

Bressler Vineyards began in January 1999, when Bob and Stacey Bressler purchased their home with an acre of premium vineyard property on the Napa Valley floor on the west side of St. Helena. Working with David Abreu, Vineyard Manager/Magician andWinemaker-extraordinaire Mia Klein, the Bresslers embarked upon their adventure. In early 2000, they acquired the mature Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard (planted in 1986) adjacent to their property.  This vineyard is a classic Napa Valley combination of St George rootstock and Clone 7 Cabernet. This combination attains flavor ripeness around 24 brix, which yields very reasonable alcohol levels.

In the young vineyard, the rootstock (420A) was planted in July 1999. In June 2001 came the field-grafting of 1922 vines of Cabernet Franc, 1313 vines of Merlot, and 204 vines of Petit Verdot. These wines are being used as blending wines with our Cabernet Sauvignon beginning with the 2004 vintage. The Bressler Vineyards Cabernet in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 is 100% from the mature vineyard. Bressler Vineyards' mission is:

  • To produce wine that we like to drink and are proud to serve to others,
  • To remember that producing wine is serious business and serious business can be fun,
  • To work with the best people and learn from them,
  • To respect nature, even when her pace seems excruciatingly slow,
  • To continue to perfect our craft, our palates, and our friendships.