Maxville Winery

Black Velvet
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chiles Valley District

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 158
Vintage: 2022

Maxville Winery

Black Velvet

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chiles Valley District

5 cases produced


  • Grown from vines that are more than 20 years old, this wine is crafted from our estate Koko Nor vineyard, located off the beaten path and nestled in Chiles Valley
  • This wine was co-fermented and is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 4) and 20% Malbec (Opus Clone)
  • This single-barrel selection was hand-harvested and offers the best reflection of the unique terroir that Chiles Valley has to offer
  • Aging in 100% new French oak


The 2022 vintage presented Maxville with a challenging growing season with late frosts, limited rain in the wet season and high temperatures during harvest. Most areas saw dramatic losses in yields and the same can be said for Maxville. However, we saw this as a glass-half-full opportunity. By Mother Nature's grace we were able to consolidate picks from our three oldest Cabernet Blocks into one pick alongside our prized Malbec and made the daring decision to co-ferment them together. The result speaks for itself with this black velvet-textured wine accompanied by bright red and blue fruits balanced by the nuances of our hand-selected 100% new French oak barrel. This occurrence has revolutionized the way Maxville approaches our estate, and as we move into the future, this limited allocation may become the centerpiece for vintages moving forward as we continue to strive for wines worthy of Dionysus.

Wine Facts

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

Collin Lilly

Winemaker, Maxville Winery

Winemaker, Collin Lilly

Collin Lilly is from Asheville, North Carolina, where his first experience occured at the age of 8 years old, at his family’s estate vineyard and winery alongside his uncle, winemaker and viticulturist. Over the years Collin and his family established 17 acres of French varietals and officially began his winemaking journey with his family’s first vintage in 2010.

It wasn’t until his first year of college football at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte that Collin truly became passionate about making wine and decided to pursue a career in winemaking and instead of his future in football. Arriving in the Napa Valley in 2015 Collin has worked his way up the winemaking ladder from a seasonal Harvest worker at renowned wineries like Louis Martini and Anomaly Vineyards to cellar lead at Cade Winery, while he continues his pursuit for winemaking and viticulture degrees from Napa Valley College. Collin brings with him a versatile background in making high end luxury wines and we hope he will bring that wealth of knowledge to help propel Maxville Winery in becoming a luxury wine producer.

Country born: USA

Years in the wine industry: 1 years

Winery Distribution

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

Maxville Winery Contact: Collin Lilly


  • California ( Maxville Winery )
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