Trefethen Family Vineyards

2011 Red Wine
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 185
Vintage: 2011

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Red Wine
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced


True partners in building this special blend are our two unique and stunning estate vineyards. On the slopes of the Mayacamas sits Hillspring Vineyard, where well-drained, rocky soils and shelter from fog and wind create ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Our historic Main Ranch is the center of the sweet spot in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, and is prime growing land for exceptional Malbec. The best blocks, the best lots, the best barrels create the final 50/50 blend of Cabernet and Malbec for Premiere Napa Valley.

Aging Process

24 months in French oak

Wine Facts

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

Zeke Neeley

Winemaker, Trefethen Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Zeke Neeley

While pursuing his Masters at Davis, Zeke did an internship in Napa Valley at Trefethen Family Vineyards. That experience made such an impression on him that after stints at wineries in Santa Cruz and Sonoma, Zeke jumped at the chance to work with the Trefethen team once more.

Country born: United States

Education: Zeke earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis. He then worked several years in the biotech industry in South San Francisco, focusing on cancer research. A love of wine led him back to school for his Masters in Viticulture and Enology at U.C. Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 9 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Zeke sees a winemaker as part chef, scientist, craftsman, and part guidance counselor. The natural end-product of a grape fermentation is not wine but vinegar. Wine needs to be guided to maturity and to do so requires a detailed understanding of microbiology and chemistry, a discerning palate, and a bit of creativity. He feels that his main goal is to create wines that showcase the excellent and unique fruit we harvest from the vineyards at Trefethen each year.

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