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Grace Family Vineyards

Grace Family Vineyards Meticulous care at every stage- from planting & weeding through to bottling & labelling- ensures that Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon is always the finest that this exquisite piece of the Napa Valley can produce. It is easy to make excuses for not doing the things that Dick and Ann Grace have accomplished. While their story is undeniably large, the essence of it is remarkably simple—they will seize opportunities and follow pure instincts that the majority of us might rationalize away. After leaving the US Marine Corps in 1964, Dick Grace became a stockbroker in San Francisco while he and his wife, Ann, raised Kirk, Mark and Kim in the suburban comfort of Orinda. By the mid-seventies, when the children were teenagers, the idea of moving to the country was holding some allure but a rundown Victorian that was just out of their price range became both their challenge and their haven. In a world full of boutique wineries it is hard to believe that the Napa Valley of 1976 really ever existed: it was just another agricultural region where prunes and walnuts were as viable a crop as grapes, and you were really pushing the limits if you spent $10.00 on a bottle of wine. Friends and Family thought that the Graces had lost their senses (and if one was brutally honest, Dick and Ann had a sneaking suspicion that they might just be right) but they followed their whim and their dream was allowed to develop.


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1210 Rockland Drive, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email:
Phone: 707-963-0808 Web:
Fax: 707-963-5271
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  Grace Family Blank Vineyard Napa Valley
It's not surprising that the wine made from Grace clone grapes grown at Chotsie and Alan Blank’s 1.8 acre vineyard in Rutherford shows similarities of style to the wine made from our own vineyard in St. Helena. Smooth, firm tannins give an elegant supple texture that frames a graceful and harmonious whole. But Blank Vineyard's own unique terroir affords it a very unique personality as well. The wine serves up a beguiling array of wintergreen, herb and spice notes that point toward coffee and camphor in addition to ripe red fruit. Not really a sibling, but rather a cousin of the original Grace Family Cabernet.
  Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Brimming with ripe fruit flavors, our 2003 vintage displays classic elegance framed in supple, smooth tannins that coat the palate in a fine-tuned embrace. This silky-smooth structure supports complex layers of spice, chocolate, cassis, black cherry, coffee and herbs. Reflecting our embrace of biodynamic and organic viticultural techniques, the wine is quite balanced—with all the elements residing harmoniously. We believe it offers a drinking experience that will serve up enormous pleasure today and for many years to come.


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