Bill Frazier can point to a decision made by the Robert Mondavi Winery back in 1993 as being pivotal in the development of his incredibly successful Frazier Winery in Napa Valley. The time was nearly twenty years ago, and Frazier was about to harvest the first fruit from his newly planted Lupine Hill vineyard. Mondavi had committed to purchasing the Cabernet Sauvignon, but after realizing their oversupply, wasn’t able to purchase his nearly ripe grapes. Frazier ultimately kept some of the fruit and sold the remainder the following year, but the experience taught him that he must control his own destiny. He had made wine on a personal basis for the past fifteen years, and decided to take his love for the grape a step further. In 1995, Frazier teamed up with consulting winemaker John Gibson and the small operation of Frazier Winery was born. Since their first release of just 850 cases, Frazier Winery has grown into one of Napa Valley’s most highly respected brands, known for producing highly rated, ultra boutique bottlings of Bordeaux style wines. In 2008, legendary winemaker Kirk Venge joined the Frazier family and took the wines to an even higher level, concentrating on quality rather than quantity, and gaining a number of 90+ ratings in the process. Today, Frazier Winery is run by Bill Frazier’s daughter, Kim, and her husband Adam Caterino who share Bill’s passion and continue to run the winery just as he started it nearly twenty years ago. We expect to see Frazier Winery’s marvelous releases for a long time to come.
Frazier Winery - Napa Valley
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