For over thirty years the Komes and Garvey families have worked side by side, resurrecting a once abandoned ghost winery, pioneering new farming practices and, in turn, helping Napa Valley lead an American wine revolution.
As innovators we have pushed the boundaries in both the cellar and the vineyards. We were the first to night harvest, lugging generators and floodlights through the fields at two o'clock in the morning in the name of better fruit. When we grew tired of putting ourselves and our neighbors at risk with the use of harmful sprays in the vineyards, we were the ones who championed sustainable farming and organic practices. What some may describe as passion we explain as obsession, this is our life and we are family.
Today, third-generation vintners Nat Komes and Sean Garvey, both of whom grew up at the winery washing barrels and sweeping floors, are now poised to take the helm. In the spirit of tradition, innovation, and community values epitomized by their parents and grandparents, Flora and Jerry, the cousins look to guide the winery into a new era of artisanal winemaking.