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Winemaker's Tasting

Winemaker's Tasting

Experience a tasting unlike any other with our very own Founder/Winemaker, Ralph Hertelendy!

After family immigrated from Hungary and settled down in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ralph Hertelendy fell in love with wine at a very early age. When Ralph was 5 years old in France, he tasted one of the best French Grand Crus, and remembered liking it not just for the flavor, but also because it united friends and family. When he was 25, he made his first wine in his basement and over the years has refined his craft towards creating only top quality style wines. In 2006, Ralph became a Level I Sommelier and worked for several wineries in the Napa Valley as a Winemaker’s Assistant before ultimately starting his own wine brand in 2013. Today, Ralph continues the 300+ year winemaking traditions that his ancestors began many years ago in Hungary, using volcanic terroir as the key to creating bold yet balanced wines. Quirky and interesting, Ralph is also a bit of a zealot when it comes to converting people’s preconceived notions about wine. He likes to throw curveballs about certain varietals, and entice people with intriguing labels and tasting notes that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

“I like to make wines that people don’t expect. To do the opposite of what something should be.” — Ralph Hertelendy

*Subject to availability. We will do our very best to accommodate your request. 

To learn more about Ralph, please CLICK HERE

**Current Tasting List By Appointment Only**
2018 Aud─ôre Red Blend, 2018 Chardonnay, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Signature Mountain Blend.

We invite you to come and enjoy the ultimate winery experience at The Caves at Soda Canyon! Visit our underground winery located above the famed Stags Leap District, overlooking one of Napa Valley's most breathtaking views, and enjoy a tour of our gorgeous facility where our magic is made. Here we produce some of Napa's most ultra premium handcrafted wines created from some of Napa's finest terroir. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 510-629-9463 or email us at [email protected].
*Required reservations are limited, and thus, same day requests cannot be accommodated*
*Tasting fee is pre-paid to secure reservation*
*Non-refundable 48-hour cancellation policy*

*One tasting fee is waived with a purchase of 12+ bottles*


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