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A brief history

Each day, the sun rises over the Vaca Mountains to the east and sets behind the Mayacamas Mountains to the west, illuminating one of Napa Valley’s historic estates: Wheeler Farms. Originally part of the 2000-acre Carne Humana Spanish land grant, Wheeler Farms was established in 1871 by Charles H. Wheeler, a founding member of the St. Helena Viticultural Club. The property spanned both sides of Highway 29, between Zinfandel and Stice Lanes. In 1894, Charles’ son and president of the California Board of Viticulture, J.H. Wheeler, expanded the farm with the purchase of 100 more acres. This purchase included the modern-day Wheeler Farms property, which was planted with grape vines, fruit, nut, and citrus trees. 11 acres of J.H. Wheeler’s property located at 588 Zinfandel Lane remained in the Wheeler family until 2009.

In 2014, a group of oenophiles, led by Bart and Daphne Araujo, purchased the property and committed to continuing the Wheeler Farms’ legacy, reconnecting the property with its agricultural and winemaking roots. Today, Wheeler Farms is a diversified expression of Napa Valley’s rich agricultural history. In addition to more than seven acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc planted in 2016, the estate is home to a heritage fruit tree orchard, olive trees, edible gardens, chickens, and bees. The state-of-the-art winery on property offers the Wheeler Farms’ winemaking team, as well as other quality-driven wine brands, the opportunity to produce wine using the most advanced technology available. Wheeler Farms welcomes guests to the property by reservation for authentic Napa Valley wine and culinary experiences, connecting the historical significance of the land with the finest of today’s harvest.
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588 Zinfandel Lane
Napa Valley, California, United States




Wheeler Farms Wines

Featured Wines

Wheeler Farms J.H. Wheeler Rosé Bottle Preview
Wheeler FarmsJ.H. Wheeler Rosé

Pale pink color, perfumed with strawberry, peach, mango, rose petal, and Cabernet Franc herbal notes. Medium body with thirst quenching acidity and fine textured low tannin on the palate.

Wheeler Farms J.H. Wheeler Sauvignon Blanc Bottle Preview
Wheeler FarmsJ.H. Wheeler Sauvignon Blanc

Bright aromatics of nectarine, white peach, Bosc pear, Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, and vanilla. Rounded palate on a medium frame, finishing with long lingering flavor and high, mouth-watering acidity.

Wheeler Farms J.H. Wheeler Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Wheeler FarmsJ.H. Wheeler Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep purple in color with a rich nose of boysenberry, blackberry, red plum, cocoa powder, violets, and baking spice. Full bodied, firm, fine-grained tannins give a rounded presence and a long fruit-driven finish.

Wheeler Farms J.H. Wheeler Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Wheeler FarmsJ.H. Wheeler Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Explosive nose of black currant, boysenberry, black plum, smoke, cedar, and roasted coffee bean. Full, lush palate with firm finely textured tannins and acidity that ties it all together through the long finish.

Wheeler Farms J.H. Wheeler Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Wheeler FarmsJ.H. Wheeler Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark purple, alluring aromatics of fresh, ripe black and blue fruits, purple flowers, dark chocolate, mint, and baking spices. Intense, rich, round, and textured palate, polished and finishing long with fresh acidity.