En Garde Winery

About

En Garde Winery sources its grapes from the most exclusive vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties and are skillfully crafted into award wining wines. En Garde is known for its Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and their Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. En Garde is oalso one of the few producers of Albarino (Spanish white varietal) and their berry port named Magdalena is a true gem.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Kenwood, California.

Features

  • The Passion of Mountain Grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Coastal Pinot Noir

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Average Bottle Price

$ 60

Winemaker

Csaba Szakal is a fourth generation winemaker from Hungary. He has a deep passion for Cabernets of high elevation sites in the Napa Valley: Diamond Mountain District, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. His soft side expressed in his love for elegant cool climate Pinot Noirs and currently sourcing fruit from four different coastal vineyards including the famed Green Valley.

Csaba was raised in the vineyard and learned the trade from his father and grandfather. His talent and interest in mathematics and economy made him rebel against family traditions and he become a computer engineer. His career brought him to the Silicone Valley where he met his future wife Sandy. She grew up in the heart of Sonoma wine country and she introduced Csaba to her "friends with grapes". They made the first few vintages in their garage and after many awards and gold medals in amateur wine competitions and encouragements from family and friends Csaba finally come to his senses. He reached back to his roots by giving up his career in computers and do what he was truly was meant to do on Earth: making wine. They together decided to make the leap of faith and established En Garde Winery. Their inaugural wine was the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the top of the Diamond Mountain that received 95 points and CELLAR SELECTION from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

History

Founded in 2007.

Awards

95 points, CELLAR SELECTION by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Back to Back Champion of the Cabernet Shootout
95 pts. DOUBLE Gold - San Francisco Int'l Wine Comp. - Two years in a row
Best Micro Napa Cabernet - CA State Fair Wine Comp.
Best Micro Winery White Wine - CA State Fair Wine Comp.

Throughout the first four years of participation in the most prestigious wine competitions En Garde wines were awarded the following high honors:

3 Best in Shows
Platinum Award
3 Double Golds
34 Gold Medals
22 Silver Medals

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Hours

Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address

9077 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, California 95452
United States

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