A brief history
Grace Family Vineyards is both a Napa Valley wine estate and an ethos, a place where the intersection of the land and human endeavor results in wines of the highest caliber.
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Dick and Ann Grace established Grace Family Vineyards in April 1976, planting their St. Helena vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings from the legendary Bosché Vineyard in Rutherford. They sold the property in 2019, and it continues as a family-owned winery today. Dick and Ann still live at the estate, surrounded by the team and vines they established many years ago.
The first harvest at Grace was picked by family and friends in 1978 and taken to Caymus Winery in the back of a station wagon. When Charlie Wagner, the late Caymus patriarch, tasted those first grapes, he exclaimed, “You know, Dick, this is damned fine fruit!” And so one of the Napa Valley’s first vineyard designated wines was produced.
Though Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet became one of Napa Valley’s first “cult” wines renowned throughout the wine world, it remained a small, family affair for the next forty years.
“When it became apparent it was time to pass along our property, we felt it imperative that the new owners have the same reverence for this hallowed ground that we have had. It is our distinct pleasure to pass the stewardship of Grace Family Vineyards to the Green family. We feel certain they will enhance and enrich this land for many years to come.”