The Kapcsándy family purchased the old Beringer estate in Yountville, “a town that is becoming the epicurean center for Napa Valley” according to the Wine Advocate, in 2000 and over the past decade, Kapcsándy Family Winery has risen to the highest echelons of the Napa Valley fine wine scene.
Lou Kapcsándy, of Hungarian descent, completely replanted the vineyards neighbouring the illustrious Screaming Eagle with the finest Bordeaux clones. Bringing in Bordelais legend and third generation winemaker from the mighty Château Latour, Denis Malbec, Lou left no stone unturned in his quest to make ultra-fine Napa wine.
“What the Kapcsandys have done with the fruit from that vineyard with assistance from their consultant, the Pauillac-born Denis Malbec, is nothing short of remarkable. Moreover, they have done it in less than a decade, which proves that fortunes can be made quickly, provided there are three ingredients – incredibly hard work, lots of talent, and a super terroir. These can indeed propel an estate to the stratosphere in less than a decade”
Robert M. Parker Jr.
Today, the estate makes world-class cuvées of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a miniscule 20 acres. The production is absolutely tiny, but the quality is unrivalled making Kapcsándy one of the first names springing to mind when Napa lovers are asked which cult producer they’d love to own.