Ellman Family VineyardSNapa: bordering the famed Silverado Trail

Since first visiting the Napa Valley in the 1990’s we knew that somehow, we would end up in the wine business.   Vineyards as far as the eye could see, the excitement of the tasting rooms, all reaffirmed our desire to be part of this amazing industry, in this magical place.   We set out to learn all we could about the making of wine, the growing of grapes and the business of creating a brand of wine our entire family would be proud of for generations to come.  

By exploring different areas of the valley, we’ve been able to hand-pick the grapes from premium vineyards to create our Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietary Red Blend and Sauvignon Blanc. To further establish our foothold in the Napa Valley, we were fortunate to purchase a 14-acre vineyard in Napa on land that borders the famed Silverado Trail and call it our Estate Vineyard.  We’re proud to say that our grapes have been a source for one of the great Cabernet brands in Napa.  The Cabernet clone on the vineyard known as the Palmer clone and referred to as the “suitcase clone” brings unique Bordeaux characteristics to the Cabernet Sauvignon.   The original water tower and barn are key features on the property as well as the sprawling vines and soon to be new home which will keep with the time-honored tradition of the area. What began as a dream for two brothers from Durban, South Africa, has now become a reality.