Hudson Napa Valley

2022 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 78
Vintage: 2022

Hudson Napa Valley


Los Carneros

5 cases produced


  • 100% Chardonnay selected from the three best-known blocks on the 200-acre Hudson Vineyard
  • A blend of the highly-collected Ladybug, Little Bit and Seashell blocks, exclusive for Premiere Napa Valley
  • Old Shot-Wente vine selections, low-yielding small clusters with a desirable range of berry size
  • Each wine is aging sur lie and stirred regularly over 21 months in new Burgundy barrels


Trillium is a combination of our three most prized vineyard blocks at Hudson: Ladybug, Little Bit and Seashell. Each block is a unique expression of an individual site. This blend is a rare chance to bring the complexities of each of those blocks together to form one incredible glass of Chardonnay with a multitude of layers. These Hudson Chardonnay blocks are planted to heritage selection "Old Wente," producing rich and complete wines which are individually fermented using native yeast and aging sure lie for a total of 21 months. While the individual wines each see a similar oak regime of 80% new French oak, our Premiere Napa Valley lot features a combination of three new oak barrels which have been hand-selected to blend together for this singular wine.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Clayton  Kirchhoff

Winemaker, Hudson

Winemaker, Clayton  Kirchhoff

Working with Hudson wines since 2013, Clayton's winemaking journey is one of both passion and dedication. Raised on his family's vineyard in the AVA of Clarksburg, California, Clayton was tasked with driving tractors and working harvests alongside his siblings before school, which laid a strong foundation for his love of the land. After earning a BA in Business Economics at UC Santa Barbara, Clayton spent a semester abroad in Italy. It was here that he was pulled back to his roots. Soon after he moved to Napa and committed to pursuing a career in wine. Clayton has worked with some of the best winemakers in the world at esteemed houses such as Pingus in Spain, and Realm, Failla, and White Rock Vineyards in Napa Valley. His goal with each vintage is to express a sense of place, relying on precision and intuition in his winemaking. He has been a winemaker at Hudson since 2018, diligently tending to each vineyard site, and guiding the Hudson fruit into wines of balance and complexity.

Country born: United States

Education: Mentors: Ehren Jordan, Mike Hirby, Luc Morlet, Peter Sisseck, Christopher Vandendriessche, John Kongsgaard, Lee Hudson
Foreign Internships: Dominio de Pingus in Ribera del Duero, Spain; and Corban’s in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Education: Napa Valley College and UCDavis extension classwork

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
SF Chronicle Winemaker to Watch 2016

Winemaking Philosophy:
I think the best winemaking is invisible. Diligence in the cellar and impeccably grown fruit allow this to be possible. There are techniques and additives that can be applied to wine to build things that were not there to begin with, but if you work really hard at the craft of cellar work, endeavor to have clean ferments, and don’t pick grapes out of balance, you can make very pure wines. Wines that then show one growing season from one place can be magical things.

Winery Distribution

Hudson Napa Valley is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Hudson Napa Valley Contact: Peter Willmert


  • Arizona ( Maverick )
  • Colorado ( Maverick )
  • Florida ( Maverick )
  • Massachusetts ( Classics/Martignetti )
  • Michigan ( Woodberry )
  • Minnesota ( Rootstock )
  • Missouri ( A Bommarito )
  • New Jersey ( MS Walker )
  • New York ( MS Walker )
  • North Carolina ( Advintage )
  • Ohio ( Private Reserve )
  • Oklahoma ( Thirst )
  • Pennsylvania ( Newman Wine )
  • South Carolina ( Advintage )
  • Texas ( Serendipity )
  • Virginia ( Roanoke )
  • Washington ( Downtown Spirits )


  • Austria ( Kracher )
  • Belgium ( Marc Buelinckx )
  • Canada - Alberta ( Artisan Wines )
  • Canada - Ontario ( Cru Wine Merchants )
  • Czech Republic ( Californian Wines )
  • Denmark ( Fine Wine APS )
  • Finland ( Thirsty Bear )
  • Germany ( Freund )
  • Hong Kong ( Ponti Trading LTD )
  • India ( Fratelli Wine )
  • Japan ( Nakagawa )
  • Luxembourg ( Vimowa )
  • Netherlands ( Dielen )
  • Norway ( Vinarius )
  • Philippines ( Estate Wine )
  • Singapore ( Fermented )
  • South Korea ( Wine 2 U )
  • Switzerland ( Martel )
  • Thailand ( Wine Merchant )
  • United Kingdom ( Wine Treasury Limited )
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