A brief history
Welcome to the world of Acre and One Acre wines! It all started with a single acre vineyard planted by co-founder Dave Becker in 2002. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we purchased the winery from the founders in 2017 and brought on veteran winemaker, Richard Bruno, and together, we are honored to continue the legacy of producing highly acclaimed, handcrafted Acre and One Acre wines from celebrated vineyards in the Napa Valley.
The Acre and One Acre story begins in 2002 with just one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon planted and nurtured to maturity solely by founder, Dave Becker, at his family home in the Oak Knoll region of the Napa Valley. Dave’s one acre Cabernet vineyard soon led to production from two more one acre plantings — Oak Knoll Zinfandel from his neighbor’s vineyard, and Yountville Cabernet, which Dave planted with identical Bordeaux clones as those in his home vineyard, allowing for the perfect vineyard comparison with identical varietal, clones, spacing, and orientation, and location being the only variable.
In 2008, the 2005 One Acre Cabernet Sauvignon bested 500 entries to win top honors in a prestigious international wine competition in Hong Kong, Soon thereafter, Dave joined forces with close friend and 30-year wine industry veteran, co-founder Bob Babbe, to bring the limited production One Acre experience to a much wider audience with the launch of Acre wines.
Today, Acre and One Acre wines continue to beautifully express the unique characteristics that define Napa Valley and are sourced from grapes from preeminent, family-owned estate vineyards in the valley, all of which adhere to sustainable farming practices. We choose these vineyards because of the exceptional terroir, vineyard management, and resulting quality of the fruit, which set the stage for what you taste in the bottle. With Acre and One Acre wines, we are able to showcase the best of what Napa Valley has to offer through invaluable partnerships with our growers and in consultation with well-known winemaker, Richard Bruno.
We invite you to become part of the Acre and One Acre family by joining the Wine Club that best suits your needs and coming to their tasting room at Feast It Forward in downtown Napa across from Oxbow Market. Cheers!