Bressler Vineyards

About

Welcome to Bressler Vineyards, Napa Valley. We are a very small producer of super-premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Because our current production is so small - under 500 cases of estate wine yearly, sourced exclusively from our family vineyard on the west side of St. Helena - most of our production is sold to members of our mailing list. If you would like the opportunity to purchase wine, we invite you to join our mailing list now.

Location Description

Located on the west side of St. Helena, California.

Features

  • Quality wine for selective people.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 95

Winemaker

Bressler's winemaker is Mia Klein, one of the most widely respected winemakers in California. Having worked in restaurant kitchens before embarking on her winemaking career, Mia has an inate ability to craft wines of finesse and balance from top-quality fruit.

After receiving her degree in Enology from U.C. Davis, Mia worked her way up from the cellar, starting on the nightshift at Chappellet under the tutelage of Cathy Corison, before moving on to Robert Pepi winery. She then left the world of regular employment to work with Tony Soter as a consulting winemaker for Spottswoode, Araujo, and Viader. Currently Mia makes wine for her own small label, Selene, and three small, super-premium producers, including Bressler.

History

Bressler Vineyards began in January 1999, when Bob and Stacey Bressler purchased their home with an acre of premium vineyard property on the Napa Valley floor on the west side of St. Helena. Working with David Abreu, Vineyard Manager/Magician andWinemaker-extraordinaire Mia Klein, the Bresslers embarked upon their adventure. In early 2000, they acquired the mature Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard (planted in 1986) adjacent to their property. This vineyard is a classic Napa Valley combination of St George rootstock and Clone 7 Cabernet. This combination attains flavor ripeness around 24 brix, which yields very reasonable alcohol levels.

The Team

Bob Bressler:

Bob Bressler is now a full time vintner. Prior to retiring, Bob was a Visiting Scientist in networking at Sun Microsystems. In that role, he served as an advisor to the executive staff and product divisions on issues in networking and where the Internet is going. Prior to becoming a part time employee at Sun, Bob served as Vice President and Chief Scientist, Networking, where he was responsible for charting the future directions for networking products and advanced development in networking for Sun as well as working across all the Sun companies to guide the direction of networking technologies and create network product strategies.

Stacey E. Bressler:

After a successful 20-year career in high technology sales and marketing, Stacey Bressler spends most of her time working with community programs and services. She serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Helena Farmers Market, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, and the Friends of the Cameo Cinema . She also does informal consulting on fund-raising to many charitable and civic organizations. And, of course, she enjoys working with Bob on the sales and marketing of Bressler Vineyards wine.

David Abreu:

People often ask how we convinced David Abreu, the most sought-after vineyard consultant in California, to manage our vineyards. The truth is, that like great wine, it began in the vineyard. When we bought our original block, we asked David, who was a friend, to take a look. David told us the site had enormous potential, and before we knew it, he was laying out rows and selecting rootstock. His knowledge was equally invaluable when we bought our second block, which was planted to Clone 7 and in its prime but neglected, and he brought it back to life.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Bressler Vineyards is a 5 acre vineyard adjacent to the well-respected Hayne Vineyard made famous by the Turley Zinfandel (part of which is now the Beckstoffer Bourne Vineyard), and across the street from the highly regarded Beckstoffer Crane Vineyard.

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Address

1891 Vallejo Street
St Helena, California 94574
United States

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