Mi Sueño, which is Spanish for My Dream, represents a dream realized after working for more than twenty years in the wine industry. Rolando Herrera, who grew up in the Mexican state of Michoacan, came to the United States with his family in 1975 and spent his childhood farming, learning valuable lessons about the relationship of crops to the land on which they were planted. When reached the age of 17, Rolando accepted a summer job working for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley. What began as a cellar worker position progressed to a cellar master title and Rolando found a home with Stag’s Leap for following ten years. In 1995, Herrera made the difficult decision to leave Stag’s Leap for nearby Chateau Potelle and French owner-winemaker Marquetta Fourmeaux. Here, Rolando believes, was the place he learned the art of winemaking. After a couple years, Rolando was anxious to produce wines in his own style and decided to purchase some Chardonnay grapes in 1997 to be his first Mi Sueño bottling. The wine sold out immediately to rave reviews, and Herrera never looked back. Today, Herrera produces somewhere around 5,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and a Cabernet/Syrah blend. With a collection of 90+ rated wines, special bottlings being poured at the White House, and the opportunity to be consulting winemaker for a number of boutique wineries, Herrera considers himself a truly fortunate person who realized his dream and is living it each and every day.
Mi Sueñ,o Winery - Napa Valley
Platinum Plus Selection - 91 Points Wine Enthusiast