Angels & Cowboys
Yoav Gilat, BCEMBA 05/06, Founder & CEO
The Angels & Cowboys journey began with a sentimental namesake a bold mysterious icon and an appreciation for down to earth wines. These elements drove the vision to create an offering of wines that indulge The Lover, The Trailblazer and The Rule Breaker in all of us. Angels & Cowboys are hand crafted proprietary blends sourced from some of Sonoma County’s most prestigious growers. We invite our CAL friends to buck convention and raise a glass to good friends and a great wine. Please use the special promo code GOBEARS20 for 20% discount of all the Share a Splash Wines.
Dennis Cakebread, BS 71
With 47 harvests under our belts, Cakebread Cellars has continued to grow and make wines that we are proud to produce. Over the years we have added to our estate vineyards with over 1,600 gross acres which contribute to our ability to grow consistently fantastic wines. We recently built new visitor facilities that allow us, when permitted, to host both indoor and outdoor tastings. We enjoy visitors and our hospitality shows through. We look forward to your visit. Please call ahead for a reservation.
Crocker Starr and Winery
Charles Crocker, MBA 67
Crocker & Starr grows the five Bordeaux varietals (cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot and malbec) as well as sauvignon blanc from an 85-acre estate vineyard that has been continuously farmed since the 1870’s. The vineyard lies in the St. Helena Appellation just south of town and is comprised of alluvial soils that gradually change as the terrain gently slopes down toward the Napa River. Years have been dedicated to organic farming to improve the already superior soil.
De Novo Wines
Deepti Illa, MBA 10
De Novo Wines is a family-based wine company bound by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with the land and people essential to its existence. De Novo means new beginnings in Latin, and our vision is to create a wine community inspired by the concept of renewal and the respect of nature. Our mission is to respect the terroir and history of the vineyards we partner with to bring to life amazing wines created in the spirit of sustainability.
Dan Duckhorn, BS 60, MBA 62
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent almost forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
E&J Gallo Winery
Joe Gallo, MBA 06
From our humble beginnings, the hallmark of our company has been an unwavering commitment to quality. By taking the utmost care through each and every step of the grape growing and winemaking process, we are able to consistently deliver world-class wines, spirits, and other alcoholic beverages for every occasion.
Et Cetera Via Pacifica
David Duckhorn, MBA 96
In 2008, five friends since the early 1970s formed Et Cetera Wine Company. With varying wine industry backgrounds and areas of expertise, the five have joined together to produce wines of exceptional quality from the great wine region of Northern California. The intent of Et Cetera Wine Company is to create what the friends were brought up around – great wine value.
Kathryn Hall, BCEMBA 07
HALL’s estate vineyards encompass more than 500 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, HALL wines are able to express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley’s soils and climate.
Hess Collection Winery Group
Matt Wood, EMBA 16
A common theme runs through the uncommon wineries in the portfolio of Hess Family Wine Estates. An unparalleled passion and curiosity combines with a pioneering spirit that stretches over five generations of the Hess family since 1844, and on into the next generation of family leadership appointed by Founder Donald Hess.
Moet & Hennessy - Domaine Chandon
Anna Walraven, BCEMBA 07
A true California sparkling wine pioneer, Chandon was founded in 1973 by Moet & Chandon. Every bottle of our sparkling wine expresses our French heritage and our innovative American spirit. Our vibrant sparkling wines enliven all occasions.
Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Deborah Cahn & Ted Bennett, BS 70
Our family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing non-alcoholic grape juices in the Anderson Valley in coastal Mendocino since 1974. Since we are small, you probably will not find our wine in your local store, the majority of our production is sold directly out of our tasting room and through phone and web orders.
Niner Wine Estates
Andrew Niner, MBA 07
We currently farm a total of 212 acres across three different vineyards in Paso Robles and Edna Valley, and make all our wine in our LEED Certified Winery at Heart Hill Vineyard. We are known for our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as our flagship blend Fog Catcher; however, we grow a wide range of varietals and specialize in small lot bottlings that we allocate primarily to our Wine Club Members.
One Hope Wine
Jake Kloberdanz, BS 05, Founder
ONEHOPE creates delightful products that inspire people to indulge and do good. ONEHOPE Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley. Discount available to Haas Alumni, please contact the winery for more information.
Dave Parker, MBA 91
Specializing in hand-crafted, small-lot production of single vineyard-designated wines, we believe in a winemaking philosophy that employs minimal intervention techniques, emphasizing the character of the grapes and the vineyard source that go into every bottle. We have a passion for Rhone varietals (Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Viognier), but also enjoy many other types of wine, including: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, and Petite Sirah.
Andy Peay, MBA 98
Peay Vineyards seeks to make elegant, harmonious, and terroir-driven Pinot noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay from their estate vineyard located in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast. Winemaker Vanessa Wong – who worked at Château Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux and as winemaker at Peter Michael Winery – crafts wines with focus and intensity that capture the cool climate location and express the minerality and fruit complexity that have become the hallmark of wines from their vineyard. Wines are available by becoming a member of their mailing list and at fine restaurants located around the world.
San Francisco Wine School
Kristin Campbell, COO and Co-Owner, BS 92
Trevor Traina, MBA 96
Swanson Vineyards was founded in 1985 by W. Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson and is known for nationally distributing Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon – in addition, Swanson has long been producing limited production, tiny batch wines made from intriguing varietals. The Swanson Vineyards’ Salon was modeled after a Parisian salon of the mid 1800’s, where handfuls of diverse and fascinating callers were graciously entertained with sinful libations.
Saint Helena Winery
Lesley Russell, MBA 02
Founded in the year 2000, Saint Helena Winery was created to promote estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon that appeals to curious and cultured wine buyers looking beyond big wine brands for new discoveries. Our wines are for people who collect and enjoy rare items for personal indulgence. Haas alumni are welcome to contact the winery general manager for unique access to our private estate, or while travel is limited, allow us to provide gratis delivery on your initial wine selection.
Michaela Rodeno, EWMBA 80, former CEO
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainably farmed winery. We are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Our vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. Discount available to Haas Alumni, please contact the winery for more information.
Eric Titus, BCEMBA 08
Titus Vineyards places equal importance on both our viticultural and winemaking practices embracing the belief that it takes great grapes to make great wine and emphasizes the partnership between brothers. In addition to our portfolio being exclusively red wines, all of our wines are blends. This is the cornerstone of our winemaking philosophy. We believe blending varietals completes a wine offering a superior expression of the primary grape variety, vintage, vineyard and region. This blending philosophy has become our hallmark of style, and influences our approach to every wine we make.
Deborah Baldini, EWMBA 99
Trefethen Family Vineyards produces a diverse range of award-winning varietal, blended and reserve wines – all from our Napa Valley estate – exhibiting the classic hallmarks of fine wine quality: richness with elegance, concentration with finesse, complexity with harmony, and sophistication with approachability.
Trione Vineyards and Winery
Victor Trione, MBA 70
Three generations, four decades, five ranches: our family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for forty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 700 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.
Urban Legend Cellars
Marilee Shaffer, EWMBA 94, Owner/Winemaker
It’s all about you! Urban Legend crafts more than a dozen wines that are as unique and distinctive as you are–all from our cellar in Alameda on San Francisco Bay. With careful stewardship of terroir and tradition, we gently coach grapes from vine to bottle, pure and delicious. Our limited production with distinctive varieties means there’s always something exciting to delight you. Discount offered to Berkeley Haas community. Use code Haas_Friends for a 20% discount on wine–order online at ulcellars.com.
Darryl 'Dario' Sattui, MBA 69
V. Sattui Winery stands today as the result of hard work, dedication, and the extraordinary vision of two men who happen to be related. Vittorio Sattui started the business in 1885 after emigrating from Genoa, Italy. The law-abiding Vittorio was forced to shut down when Prohibition went into effect, and the winery would lay dormant until 1976, when Vittorio’s great-grandson, Dario, would realize his dream of resurrecting the family business in the town of St. Helena in Napa Valley.
Michaela Rodeno, EWMBA 80
The Rodeno family bottles a very small amount of ‘perhaps/possibly/probably/likely/may well be the best Sangiovese from California/Napa Valley/USA’ (seriously, read the reviews), a fine super-Tuscan blend called Faraona, and very small amounts of dry Rosato di Sangiovese from our green-certified vineyard in the Napa Valley. We’ve been growing our unique clone of Sangiovese here since 1985. Discount available to Haas Alumni, please contact the winery for more information.