Herencia Wine Company
Napa Valley AVA
Crafting beautiful wines from Guillermo’s vines.
Napa Valley has been a part of Guillermo Herrera’s life for as long as he can remember. As a child, Guillermo helped his mother harvest grapes and grew up with a great respect and appreciation for the land, especially the expansive ranches and beautiful vineyards that made up the world-renowned wine region of Napa Valley. Once Guillermo graduated from high school, he started working for a number of different vineyard management companies and honed his viticultural skills on the estates of many of Napa’s greatest. In addition to working full time, Guillermo attended the Napa Viticulture program and went to any UC Davis Seminar that was available. He was a sponge, fascinated with the industry and determined to soak up as much information as possible from anyone who was willing to share it. Guillermo was quickly, and quietly, becoming an incredibly knowledgeable leader in Napa’s viticultural industry.
In 2007, Guillermo, with the help of his wife, founded Heritage Vineyard Management, a full service vineyard management company devoted to growing premier quality wine grapes in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties. His company currently oversees more than 700 vineyard acres from some of the regions’ best vineyard sites. The premium wine grapes he manages are sourced by top estates including Rombauer, Caymus, Prisoner, Jessup, and Quintessa, just to name a few.
It wasn’t long before Guillermo set his sights on the next conceivable project - expanding the family legacy to the winemaking side of the business. With access to some of Napa’s top quality fruit, and the assurance of top notch vineyard management services from his own team, Guillermo founded Herencia Wine Company in 2012. His winemaker, Charles Keller, is just as passionate about winemaking as he is with vineyards, and together they make an amazing team crafting beautiful wines from Guillermo’s vines. Their inaugural release, a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, is the selection we made for this special Garagiste Series feature. We hope you enjoy this premier wine, and the introduction of a very promising new Napa Valley Winery. We are pleased to offer this fine wine to our Garagiste Series Wine Club members. Cheers!