Beringer Vineyards is well known for embracing many 'firsts' in the wine industry. The Beringer winery was one of the first to use gravity-fed production and among the first to operate using hand-dug caves and cellars. In 1934 they were the first in the region to give public tours, starting a Napa Valley hospitality tradition that continues to this day. Berringer was also the first and only winery to have both a red and a white wine named #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine.
The estate's history dates back to the year 1868, when Jacob Beringer sailed from his home in Mainz, Germany, to New York. However, after hearing that the rocky hillside soil and fertile valley floor of Napa Valley resembled that of vineyards back home in Germany, Jacob made his way to California in 1869. He became cellar foreman for Charles Krug, one of the first commercial winemakers in Napa Valley. A few years later, in 1875, Jacob and his brother, Frederick, purchased 215 acres, right next door to Charles Krug in St. Helena, for $14,500. This parcel of land, known as Los Hermanos (the brothers), became the heart of the Beringer estate.
Whilst the vast majority of top Napa estates had to close their doors during the period of prohibition in the US, Beringer was able to sail on thanks to the license obtained to produce sacramental wine for churches across the nation.
Ownership of this legendary property has changed hands a number of times since the 1970s but is now in the capable hands of Treasury Wine Estates, owners of Stag’s Leap and Penfolds.
Today, Berringer has become an icon of Napa and is California’s longest-continuously operated winery. We are happy to offer a number of vintages of Beringer's Private Reserve collection, which represents the pinnacle of their portfolio. Former Chief Winemakers Myron Nightingale and Ed Sbragia created the Private Reserve program in 1977 with the goal of crafting Napa's finest Cabernet Sauvignon using specially selected grapes from their best vineyard sites.

All these wines (excluding the 85' magnums which are due in) are in stock and immediately available for delivery, so do let me know if you would like to order, and I can confirm subject to remaining availability.

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