Volker Eisele Family Estate

2022 Merlot
Chiles Valley District

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 40
Vintage: 2022

Volker Eisele Family Estate

Chiles Valley District

5 cases produced


  • A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Estate grown
  • Single vineyard
  • CCOF certified organic fruit


Winemaker Molly Lippitt has chosen to spotlight a varietal that typically plays a supporting role in our wines. Our 2024 PNV wine is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing the finesse and depth that our estate Merlot brings to our blends.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Molly Lippitt

Winemaker, Volker Eisele Family Estate

Winemaker, Molly Lippitt

I've held the very hands-on positions of Associate WM at Moone-Tsai Wines under Philippe Melka, and Assistant WM at Paradigm under Heidi Barrett. I've worked in Marlborough, New Zealand, as well as at Paraduxx, Relic Wine Cellars, Talisman, Carneros Creek, and Sebastiani Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Biology from the University of San Diego. Internships: Fayard Wines, Relic Wine Cellars, Paraduxx, Whitehaven (NZ), Bouchaine, Talisman, Carneros Creek. Mentors: Heidi Barrett, Scott Rich, Mike Hirby, Julien Fayard, Philippe Melka

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To use a light hand in crafting varietally-correct wines that make the taster think about where they were grown, and not who made them.

Winery Distribution

Volker Eisele Family Estate is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Volker Eisele Family Estate Contact: Catherine Eisele


  • California ( Gravitas )


  • Germany ( Weinkontor Freund )
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