ur eight-acre property was acquired by Edmond Maudiere and partners in 1976, but not developed until 1984. The six acres of vineyards were originally planted with Pinot Noir vines in north-south rows. In 1991 the vines were pulled and replaced with Merlot stock in an east-west configuration to improve sun exposure and reduce the potential for wind damage. After current proprietor Dieter Tede acquired the property in 1996, Cabernet Sauvignon vines were added to the vineyards.

Our six-acre Yountville vineyards produce about 3.5 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot per acre annually. We purchase additional super-premium grapes from top growers in Sonoma County to round out our portfolio with Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah.

winery named for founded
Hopper Creek
Vineyard and Winery
The creek that borders the vineyard 1996
proprietor winemaker wines
Dieter Tede and family Barry Grushkowitz Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Syrah
aging vineyard annual production
Small-lot fermentations aged in French oak Six acres 2,500 cases