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Vultour Wines

Napa Valley AVA

Following a passion and love for premium winemaking, Zach Yates teams up with winemaker Kian Tavakoli to craft limited-release Cabernet Sauvignons from some of the best vineyard blocks in Napa Valley.

An ultra-boutique wine brand in Napa Valley, Vultour Wines is the brainchild of Zach Yates, a fourth generation Napa Valley native and long time wine industry professional. The winery got its start in 2016, with a focus on producing small-lot Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the best vineyards and appellations within the Valley. For the name of his entity, Zach took inspiration from the Peregrine Falcon, a bird of prey that’s often seen as a ‘protector’ of Napa Valley’s esteemed vineyards. Vultour’s wine labels are both alluring and distinguished, certainly standing out from the crowd like his bold, polished, and highly acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons.

Zach Yates has an impressive winegrowing heritage and from a very young age, walked the vineyards with his father who once worked with the famed wine grower Andy Beckstoffer. Throughout his schooling, most of Zach’s friends were in the wine industry and many went on to become winery owners, but Zach took a different approach. Instead of jumping into the winery business, he instead started a wine barrel company and his success led to shipping wine barrels all over the world. It was through this experience that Zach developed deep relationships with several high-end wineries and estates that had access to some very desirable fruit - and a unique idea for a winery began to unfold. Why not leverage these special vineyard sources that he had become so intimately involved with, and craft small-lot, world-class wines of his own? In 2016, along with his business partner Charles Bartlett, Vultour Wines was born.

While Zach understood that all great wines start in the vineyard, he knew that a winemaker’s attention to detail in the cellar made all of the difference as well. It was then that he and Charles selected legendary winemaker Kian Tavakoli (of Opus One and Clos Du Val fame) to lead their new venture, and they have since released some rather exceptional wines.

Together, Zach, Charles, and Kian secure small-block opportunities from Napa Valley’s most celebrated vineyards and each vintage, their passion and love for premium wine radiates through every bottle. They currently offer Cabernet Sauvignons from Oakville, Rutherford, and Atlas Peak appellations, along with a couple reserve bottlings.

Please enjoy this special, highly-rated release from Vultour Wines. Cheers!