Markham Vineyards

The Mentor
2022 Red Table Wine
Napa Valley

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 82
Vintage: 2022

Markham Vineyards

The Mentor

Red Table Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • For 45 years, Markham has had an unwavering passion for Merlot
  • Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls leads an ensemble of talented women from viticulture to winemaking
  • Crafted from fruit grown within our 260 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards and land
  • The women-led winemaking team hand-selected only the best barrels for inclusion in this lot


Dive into the rich essence of Markham with "The Mentor" – a Right Bank Bordeaux Blend where Merlot takes center stage. This wine pays homage to our winery's 45 years of unwavering passion for Merlot and celebrates winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls' 30-year legacy. Under Kimberlee's guidance, a talented ensemble of women collaboratively crafts this masterpiece, seamlessly weaving their expertise from viticulture to winemaking. This lot was grown on 260 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards and land across Napa Valley; every bottle embodies Markham's commitment to the environment. More than a wine, "The Mentor" is a tribute to Kimberlee Nicholls' 30 years of dedication to Napa Valley excellence at our winery, a testament to the collaboration of our all-women team and an invitation to savor Markham's storied journey.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

Winemaker, Markham

Winemaker, 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
and Calistoga.

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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.

Winery Distribution

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

Markham Vineyards Contact: Rebecca Morus


  • Arizona ( RNDC )
  • California ( RNDC-CA )
  • Colorado ( RNDC )
  • Hawaii ( RNDC )


  • Bahamas ( General Wine & Spirits )
  • Canada ( LCB )
  • Hong Kong ( Ponti Trading Limited )
  • Japan ( Mercian )
  • Puerto Rico ( Mendez & Co )
  • United Kingdom ( Richmond House )
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