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A brief history

It was 1981 when Atari executive Dennis Groth and his wife, Judy, purchased a 121-acre vineyard property in Oakville. The vineyard needed work, but when the couple crushed their first grapes in 1982, the Cabernet Sauvignon it produced was exceptional. Committed to their vision, they designed the Groth label to include an image of their mission-style winery long before it was actually constructed. But by the time Robert Parker gave the Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet 100 points — the first U.S. wine to earn that distinction — Groth was firmly on the map. Today, under the leadership of Dennis and Judy’s daughter, Suzanne Groth, the family winery and estates are flourishing. A decades-long plan to replant their estate vineyards is under way, an endeavor that ensures the continuity of estate wines and has led to the first new wines to join the Groth portfolio in decades.
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Established in 1981

750 Oakville Cross Road
Napa Valley, California, United States


Meet The Winemakers

  • Ted Henry

    Ted Henry joined Groth as Director of Winegrowing in May 2021. Ted came to Groth from Clos du Val, where he served for over five years, most recently as Director of Winemaking. Prior to that he was Winemaker at Jarvis Estate, where he worked closely with renowned winemaking consultant Dmitri Tchelistcheff and earned a reputation for crafting beautifully balanced, vineyard-driven wines. Ted shares the Groth family’s philosophy that the greatness of our wines is born in our vineyard estates and those of our esteemed grower partners. His passion for single-vineyard and estate wines and his knowledge of organic farming and how it improves wine quality will help further Groth’s mission of continually improving our unique wines of place through incremental advancements in farming and winemaking.

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Groth Vineyards & Winery Wines

Featured Wines

Groth Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WineryChardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley

This single-vineyard Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from our family’s Hillview Estate in the Oak Knoll District in southern Napa Valley. This elegant wine — balanced, clean and crisp — highlights the beautiful fruit character and underlying minerality that so often exemplifies white wines from this cooler region.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WineryReserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

This wine represents the finest lots from our Oakville Estate’s Reserve Vineyard. This nearly 28-acre band has a high amount of chert, a compact sedimentary rock consisting of quartz crystals and fossils. This unique soil profile and Oakville’s ideal climate combine to produce an elegant, age-worthy wine from one of the world’s top Cabernet appellations.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WineryCabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Blessed with an ideal combination of soil and climate, Oakville is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent wine regions, known for its elegant, age-worthy and immensely enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignons. The fruit for this delicious wine comes from our Oakville Estate and carefully selected lots from our esteemed grower neighbors.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WinerySauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of Napa Valley, Groth Sauvignon Blanc has long been a showcase of our region’s potential for this varietal. Warmer areas give the wines melon and citrus characteristics, while cooler sites provide liveliness and a solid backbone. The Semillon in the blend is from our family’s Oakville Estate.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Estate White, Oakville Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WineryEstate White, Oakville

In 1994, our family replanted the Eastern side of our Oakville vineyard from Cabernet Sauvignon to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, recognizing the potential of the clay soils in these blocks to produce white wines of great texture, depth and complexity. This bottling marks the first Groth white wine grown exclusively on the family’s Oakville Estate.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Oakcross Proprietary Red, Oakville Bottle Preview
Groth Vineyards & WineryOakcross Proprietary Red, Oakville

Introduced with the 2018 vintage, Oakcross Proprietary Red represents our family’s continued focus on exploring the potential of our Oakville Estate and the broader Oakville AVA. The name — the moniker given to the property when it was originally planted — symbolizes both the central position of our Estate and the corridor that connects Groth to the distinguished Oakville grower partners who also contribute to this superior red blend.