Auction 27 | Lot No. 76
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Yountville Ranch Vineyard, planted more than 150 years ago
- Vineyard sits along the southern edge of the Rutherford Bench in the Yountville nested appellation
- Within the vineyard is a block dedicated to Bryan Del Bondio, the former President of Markham
- Bryan’s tenure began as Markham’s first employee, and continued for 40 years until his 2019 retirement
Originally planted more than 150 years ago, our Yountville Ranch Vineyard is one of Markham’s original and oldest vineyards, purchased by Bruce Markham in 1975. It sits along the southern edge of the Rutherford Bench in the Yountville District, the “beating heart” of Napa Valley.
Within the vineyard is a block dedicated to Bryan Del Bondio, the former president of Markham Vineyards, whose vision and passion were integral to building the Markham presence and portfolio. Bryan’s tenure began as Bruce Markham’s first employee and sustained for 40 years until he retired in August 2019.
Upon his retirement, a particular block within our legendary 78-acre Yountville Ranch Vineyard was chosen for its personal meaning to Bryan. Above the block on the property is where he and his dad used to go porcini mushroom hunting after the first rains. Bottled and named in honor of Bryan's legacy.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls
Over a career spanning almost 30 years, Kimberlee Nicholls has
earned a reputation as one of Napa Valley’s most respected
winemakers. With a gifted palate, and three decades of Napa
Valley winemaking knowledge and experience, Kim crafts
wines of character and complexity from Markham’s 350 acres of
certified sustainable estate vineyards in Yountville, Oak Knoll
Country born: United States
Education: B.S. in Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (John Gibson / Francoise Peschon)
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Food, family and fun! Food and wine have a harmony that is best expressed at the table. We enjoy making wines here at Markham Vineyards that we can pair with food. Having fun and sharing with our family of friends makes us love what we do.
4301 Industrial Way
Benicia CA 94510