North Coast AVA
An award-winning family winery, GV Cellars crafts expressive, site-driven wines from one of California’s best-kept secret wine growing regions.
Nestled just three miles southeast of the prestigious Napa Valley, Solano County is one of northern California's best kept secrets. Boasting rich soils, a temperate climate, and warm breezes, this county has been producing wines with character and depth for over 50 years. The deep-hued, rich-bodied fruit produced from these rolling hillsides of cascading vines are made into engaging wines, many of which are snagging top prizes at regional competitions and high ratings from esteemed wine publications.
Solano County is also home to the beautiful (and tiny) Green Valley appellation and the European, Old World-inspired winery GV Cellars. The original property was founded as an 80-acre fruit orchard by Ben Volkhardt, Sr. in 1952, and over the years, the orchards were transitioned over to grape vines; Volkhardt Family Vineyards was formed. The land stayed in the family for three generations until 2005, when Robert Hager, Jr. (along with three other partners) acquired the winery and 30 acres of vineyards. At that time, the entity became known as GV Cellars, with a focus on Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.
Under the guidance of winemaker Sterling Albert, GV Cellars produces limited single-varietal bottlings and unique blends that incorporate the estate vineyards and premium fruit from around the Green Valley region. Innovation and creativity are the focus at GV Cellars, while crafting wines that are expressive and representative of the terroir of this special place. We are excited to share their newest creations with our Gold Wine Club members!