History and Background
Founded by David Abreu in the 1980s, Abreu Vineyards is a testament to David's deep understanding of the Napa terroir and his commitment to producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the land. Before establishing his own vineyard, David Abreu was a well-respected vineyard manager in Napa Valley, overseeing some of the region's most notable estates.
Vineyards and Terroir
Abreu Vineyards owns several parcels in Napa Valley, each with its distinct microclimate and soil composition. Some of the most notable vineyards include:
Madrona Ranch: Located in the western hills of St. Helena, this vineyard is known for its diverse soils and microclimates. The wines from this vineyard are often characterized by their depth and complexity.
Thorevilos: Situated between the St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs, this vineyard benefits from well-draining soils and a unique climate, producing wines with great intensity and structure.
Cappella: Located in St. Helena, this vineyard is known for its gravelly soils, which contribute to the mineral notes in the wines.
Las Posadas: Located on Howell Mountain, this vineyard produces wines with a distinct mountain character, marked by concentration and power.
Wine Style and Production
Abreu Vineyards is known for its Bordeaux-style red blends, primarily using Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The wines are celebrated for their depth, complexity, and age-worthiness. They are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, from vineyard management to winemaking practices.
David Abreu's philosophy revolves around the idea that great wine is made in the vineyard. As such, he employs organic and biodynamic farming practices, ensuring that the vines are in harmony with their environment.
Abreu wines are among the most highly rated and sought-after in Napa Valley. They often receive high scores from wine critics and are prized by collectors worldwide. Their limited production and exceptional quality make them a staple in the cellars of serious wine enthusiasts.
Abreu Vineyards stands as a beacon of excellence in Napa Valley, showcasing the potential of the region's terroir. David Abreu's dedication to the land and his deep understanding of viticulture have resulted in wines that are not only reflective of their origin but also rank among the world's finest.