Napa Valley AVA
From Bordeaux to Napa Valley, Jonathan Maltus expands his global winemaking empire, crafting boutique, artisan wines from the top regions, appellations, and vineyards in the world.
World’s End is the brainchild of Jonathan Maltus, a world-famous, award-winning vigneron and winemaker with roots in the St. Émilion winegrowing region of Bordeaux, France. Jonathan is an ambitious and passionate pioneer in the industry who now successfully leads dynamic winemaking teams in both Bordeaux and Napa Valley, crafting wines from some of the best vineyards and appellations in the world. His efforts have been celebrated by the top periodicals and competitions, and once even received a rare perfect 100 Point score from Robert Parker himself.
An Englishman originally from Africa, Jonathan began his career as a petrochemical engineer and ran a very successful consultancy in Nigeria for some time. In 1992, a year after marrying his wife Lyn, Jonathan sold the consulting business and began to pursue other interests - one of those being winemaking and viticulture. It clearly called to him, and Jonathan embarked on years of practical study in the field. In 1994, he purchased Chateau Teyssier, a St. Émilion Grand Cru in need of renovation, and that’s when his journey - and winemaking empire - really began.
Jonathan completely revitalized the Chateau Teyssier estate, expanding the vineyard to ten times its former size while greatly improving the winery with state-of-the-art equipment and new artisan practices. At the time, France was also going through its garagiste revolution, and Jonathan found himself in the heart of it. It was a time when breaking the rules of classic Bordeaux was all the rave, and Jonathan soon gained a reputation for being able to produce a range of small-lot, single-vineyard wines which stood out just as successfully for being unique as for being premium quality as well.
In 2008, he embarked on a new project, setting his sights on California’s Napa Valley. Securing fruit from some of the Valley’s most sought-after vineyards (To Kalon Missouri Hoope, Georges III, Stagecoach, Pritchard Hill, and Beckstoffer, to name a few), Jonathan began crafting small amounts of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based blends. He named the new label ‘World’s End’ and turned to his love of music for inspiration for the ‘Rock n’ Roll’ themed wine names. The World’s End wines fit in with Jonathan’s garagiste winemaker mentality, and certainly deliver in their quality and character.
It is a special opportunity to feature a wine from such a winemaking legend. We hope you enjoy one of Jonathan Maltus’ award-winning World’s End wines. Cheers!