Auction 14 | Lot No. 195
VinRoc Wine Caves
5 cases produced
My wife and I built VinRoc from scratch. We learned and studied as we were planning and developing the vineyard and later building our winery. We soon found that Atlas Peak doesn't fit the textbook examples. The rugged rocky hillside that is the site of our Cabernet Vineyard required a different approach than the valley floor. My goal in making VinRoc is to produce a wine that truly reflects the unique qualities of our vineyard.
Country born: United States
Education: 3 years of study in the Viticulture and Enology program at Napa Valley College.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
It starts in the vineyard
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: To produce wine from one specific block of our vineyard.
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: We make our wine in small (1 or 2 ton) batches, from each block seperately. After aging we blend the best barrels. I wanted to identify what I feel was our best barrel and bottle it seperately.
Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.
A: I chose to make this wine from this particular block because I have always felt that this was our best block, but never have acutally bottled it seperately.
Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?
A: This is the cream of our crop.
B7 Shepherd LLC
4141 Southwest Freeway
Houston TX 77027
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection