Since opening our shop in the epicenter of wine country, we’ve made friends with some top, boutique wineries. These small-lot winemakers enjoy something akin to “cult status” among connoisseurs. Access to their small lot , premium wines can often only be found in their tasting rooms and select fine restaurants. Since they are currently closed to the public- we are collaborating to bring some of their limited, world class wines to our customers. You will not find a lot of these special bottles at the liquor store— the only way to get a taste would be to make the trip to Napa Valley or at a fine restaurant, and since that’s not possible right now, we’re bringing a little bit of wine country to your door.
Featured Winery: Canard Vineyard
Canard Vineyard makes wine like we make knives. All of their limited production, hand crafted wines are made from single vineyard, estate grown grapes which are skillfully transformed into the finest expression of each varietal and showcase the unique terroir from which they are grown. Their French trained winemaker straddles a fine line between Old World restraint and the vibrancy of the fruit produced from this historic vineyard in Calistoga. In just the last handful of vintages, they have received over forty ratings of 90 points or above.
Canard Vineyard is offering a limited allocation of their favorites to our customers- a perfect pairing for fine meals made with knife art. Learn more about Canard
Brian Graham: the winemaker’s winemaker
Brian grew up and attended college in Texas. While in college Brian managed a wine store to make ends meet, ultimately falling in love with wine. For the next five years he sold wine retail and as a distributor for several famous French wineries. Brian decided to move to France to learn how to make wine in 1995. He attended the University of Bordeaux while working at several small Chateaux in Bordeaux and Burgundy all the while soaking in the old world style of wine-making. While still living in France, Brian attended the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust in London flying back and forth for classes.
Brian moved to Napa in 1997, continuing his education at Napa College and working for several wineries and winemakers of distinction before turning his attention to specializing in small family-owned projects with unique terroir. Learn more about Brian