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Honig Cellars

Honig Cellars In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford . In the meanwhile, Louis created a family gathering place at the ranch where his children and grandchildren could experience the simple pleasure of growing grapes and the pastoral wine country life. Before Louis could realize his dream, he died, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to Louis’ legacy, his family rallied together to produce two thousand cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard’s old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, Honig Winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis’ grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. Soon after, 21-year-old Elaine Honig joined him and under their guidance, production grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Along the way, other family members brought their various talents to the business. What began as a two-person winery has today become a 22-person team of people who work collaboratively to run an inspiring and socially responsible business. The Honig family donates wine to charity auctions all over the country, they host political and community events at their vineyard, and they are active in the sustainable farming movement. Today, with winemaker Kristin Belair, the Honig family produces Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Honig wines, which were once only available in one San Francisco restaurant, are now on the wine lists of hundreds of fine restaurants across the country. And Louis Honig’s vision of bringing his family together to share in the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley , while producing outstanding wines, has become a reality. family sculpts wines of uncommon complexity, manifesting the spirit of their unconventional grandfather in every glass.


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850 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, CA, US, 94573 Email:
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  Honig Cabernet Bartolucci Vineyard
A pure expression of Cabernet, with black cherry, plum, and raspberry, wrapped in spicy French oak, cocoa and a hint of dried herbs. The mid-palate is broad and lush, while the finish is long, with perfectly structured tannins.
  Honig Cabernet Stagecoach Vineyard
A delicious little gem crafted from a fascinating vineyard site. Ripe plum, berry, black cherry, hints of black olive, cocoa and dried herbs on the nose. Deep rich fruit wrapped in toasty oak and chocolate. Full, rich pallet, chewy tannins and a long finish.
  Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
A luscious nectar, with the flavors of dried apricot, hazelnut and honey, just the right amount of acidity and a viscous texture. Rich and opulent, the perfect complement to nuts and cheeses (Gorgonzola, Maytag Bleu and Stilton), or as a simple dessert on its own.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
pe plum and black raspberry aromas are framed by vanilla, allspice and some toasty oak. Intense fruit flavors and a rich round mid-palate are followed by cocoa and black cherry on the finish. The tannins are firm and structured.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe with dark fruit aromas of black cherry and plum, with a hint of green tea. The flavors are of intense fruit, cocoa powder and anise, with a rich mid-palate, chewy tannins and toasty oak.
  Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
A bright, fruit forward Sauvignon blanc, combining the best of the New Zealand and Loire styles. Aromas of grapefruit, green apple, pineapple and mango enhance the flavors of melon, lemongrass, Meyer lemon and pear. The texture is crisp and mouthwatering with a minerally finish.
  Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
A rich, complex Sauvignon blanc demonstrating the appealing aromas and flavors of summer: white peach, figs and melon, drizzled with grapefruit and a squeeze of lime, a touch of pea pod and a dusting of mineral and toasty French oak. The rich mid-palate follows to a long, perfectly balanced, refreshing finish.


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