A brief history
Vineyard 36 was created by a shared vision and a common goal to create unique and exceptional wines.
Nothing comes to fruition simply because someone declares it so. Discipline, persistence, dedication, and a competitive spirit are all prerequisites for success. Passion becomes contagious when it is shared.
Sourced from premier estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines of Vineyard 36 express the diversity of Napa Valley's finest terroirs. Our winemaking philosophy is to create powerful, elegant and complex wines that express the essence of the region.
Vineyard 36 is a partnership between two NHL players and former teammates on the Carolina Panthers, Cam Ward and Tim Gleason and founder of Napa based Tobacco Road Cellars, Jason Earnest. Cam enjoyed a long career with the Carolina Hurricanes as goalie before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he continues to play. Tim also played for many years as a defense-man for the Caroline Hurricanes as well as several other teams before retiring from the NHL in 2015. Cam and Tim were introduced to Jason through their mutual interest in the wines of Tobacco Road Cellars.