Duckhorn Vineyards

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

St. Helena, USA

Founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, Duckhorn Vineyards has established itself as a premier producer of Napa Valley wines over the course of nearly five decades. Starting with a modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in 1978, the winery expanded its offerings to include Sauvignon Blanc in 1982. The estate’s commitment to quality and excellence has remained steadfast, shaping a tradition that endures to this day. Located in the picturesque St. Helena, the Duckhorn Vineyards Estate House now stands on the original 10-acre property, known as Marlee’s Vineyard, named after Margaret.

In the late 1980s, Duckhorn Vineyards embarked on a mission to acquire vineyard properties across recognized Napa Valley regions, securing enough land to meet their long-term grape needs. Today, they proudly own nine distinctive estate vineyards, each boasting unique attributes that reflect variations in soil, terrain, microclimate, and exposure. The cultivation of these estate properties is carried out with great pride by a dedicated team, including an in-house farming crew comprising full-time and part-time employees. These vineyards have become a cherished part of the winery’s identity, imbuing their wines with a sense of place and a growing tradition.

Among their remarkable vineyard-designate bottlings, Three Palms Vineyard holds a special place since the inaugural vintage in 1978. Famed for its New World Merlot, Three Palms is characterized by its iconic three palm trees and lean soils, which drive the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients. This results in an intense, age-worthy wine showcasing complex fruit and mineral layers. Volcanic stones blanket the vineyard, absorbing daytime heat and radiating it back to the vines at night, thus safeguarding against frost and aiding fruit ripening.

Year          1976

Country    USA

Address    Duckhorn Vineyards 1000 Lodi Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574



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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

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