Heitz Cellars has been making news for more than five decades --- almost as long as we have been producing wines. With just one click below, you can find out what is behind those headlines. Articles are arranged in order by date beginning with the most recent.

TOP 100 WINES 2013
2012 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino Rosé "...it's better than ever: full of strawberry blossom, mandarin, and that fresh, aromatic fruit. There's a bit of tannic grip that commends it to food, and a tribute to a side of Napa too rarely seen nowadays."
DECEMBER 2013
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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Napa Valley Pioneers: Heitz Cellar
"Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was one of the first Napa Valley wines I ever had the pleasure of tasting... and it is a wine that firmly planted the seeds of love for Napa Valley Wines on both my palate and in my heart."
OCTOBER 2013
WINETIMES HONG KONG
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CENTURY TASTING
"1974 Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon . . . comes from a small vineyard in a location that was long kept a secret. In short, it is the best wine ever made in America."
SPRING 2013
FINE The Wine Magazine
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AWARD-WINNING HEITZ WINE CELLARS IS EASYGOING
"For a winery that crafts a $250 Cabernet Sauvignon (2007 Martha's Vineyard) and probably needs to use a broom to sweep up all the awards its wines consisently receive, Heitz Wine Cellars certainly runs a friendly, laid back tasting room..."
JULY 2013
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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A GLORIOUS SIP OF NAPA
"A small stone building off the St. Helena Highway is the tasting and sales room for Heitz Wine Cellars, one of the most historically significant in the region. The Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Heitz was the first vineyard-designated wine in the Napa Valley."
OCT-DEC 2012
UPPER CRUST
Food, Wine & the Good Life

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HEITZ WINE CELLARS
"Heitz Wine Cellars' impeccable reputation for quality has contributed to the international stature of the Napa Valley since 1961 when Joe and Alice Heitz founded the family . . . Heitz Cellars cabernet sauvignon have long been celebrated for their purity of flavor and proven record of ageability."
FALL 2012
NAPA VALLEY ICONIC WINERIES
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RISE OF THE SUPER REDS
In the healthy-wine game, skins win.

Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. "It's rich and more balanced than other cabernets," says Aldo Sohm, sommelier and wine director of New York City's acclaimed Le Bernardin restaurant.
NOVEMBER 2012
MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE
HEITZ CELLAR, MARTHA'S VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1974
"In 2009, Stephen Brook, DWWA regional Chair for the US, recorded: 'The nose is splendid, rich and smoky, ripe and intense, yet showing ample lift and freshness' . . ."
SEPTEMBER 2012
DECANTER MAGAZINE
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NAPA VINTNER CHOSEN TO HEAD UP WINE INSTITUTE
"Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy group representing nearly 1,000 California wineries, announced the election of Kathleen Heitz Myers of Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena as its board chairman for 2012-2013."
JUNE 2012
NAPA REGISTER
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$100 MILLION MILESTONE MARKED
"Vintner Kathleen Heitz Myers, president of the Napa Valley Vintners' board of directors, wanted to make sure the crowd she spoke to Thursday understood how valued they were . . . 'With everyone working together, it is an honor and privilege to celebrate this milestone.'"
OCTOBER 2011
ST. HELENA STAR
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HEITZ WINE CELLARS: CELEBRATING
FIFTY YEARS OF NAPA VALLEY EXCELLENCE

"The incredible legacy of cabernet sauvignon at this venerable Napa winery remains very much a 'living history', with many of the cabernets from the decades of the 1960s and 1970s still very much at their apogees of peak drinkability."
JUNE 2011
JOHN GILMAN -
VIEW FROM THE CELLAR
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TAKING THE LEAD
Kathleen Heitz Myers takes the helm
of Napa Valley Vintners with style and know how. "It's definitely an honor and a great opportunity to help continue to improve upon our success while protecting Napa Valley."
May-2011
NORTHBAY BIZ
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THE JUDGMENT OF DUBAI
Heitz 1997 Martha's Vineyard
Cabernet earns top rating among distinguished group of wines.
OCTOBER-2010
LE CLOS
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NAPA VALLEY 1ST GROWTH
AND CLASSIFICATION

"The Martha's Vineyard Cabernet has the most esteemed history of any single vineyard wine in Napa."
FALL 2009
FINE MAGAZINE
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WINE TALK - ANNIKA SORENSTAM
Wine Spectator:
"What's the best bottle you've ever been given?" Annika Sorenstam: "We just received a Heitz Martha's Vineyard. For now, I've put it in a special place."
APRIL-2009
WINE SPECTATOR
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KAMI NO SHIZUKU
Japanese wine comic book sensation, "The Drops of God", features Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the favorite USA wines.
SPRING 2009
WINE ENTHUSIAST
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A ROYAL PAIRING
WITH THE KING OF REDS

Heitz 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet: "Wonderful expression of a good vintage... an elegant finish."
MAY-JUNE 2009
CUISINE & WINE ASIA
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TIMELESS
"Heitz Cellars has stuck to its guns. Its Cabernets from the Napa bottling to the Martha's Vineyard show a house style of impeccable balance."
JUNE-2009
WINE SPECTATOR
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OPEN THAT BOTTLE NIGHT
"We were reduced to tears, both from enjoying the wonderful wine and reminiscing about the wonderful 29 years since we bought the bottle (1975 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet)."
MARCH-2009
WALL STREET JOURNAL
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WINE TALK - DENNIS HAYSBERT
"I particularly like Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet, which they say was fermented in a 'cauldron of chocolate'. That's about both taste and poetry."
SEPTEMBER-2008
WINE SPECTATOR
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TERROIR MARTHA'S VINEYARD
A Tale of Two Families

In 1966, the Heitz and May families introduced Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as the first vineyard-designated wine in the Napa Valley.
JULY-2008
SOMMELIER
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NAPA VALLEY 1968:
THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
"These young starry-eyed winemakers were revolutionizing Napa Valley. Their prophet (so to speak) was Joe Heitz, who started his eponymous winery in 1961."
JUNE-2008
WINE ENTHUSIAST
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$10.3 MILLION RAISED AT
AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

"People come here from all over the world to bid on exceptional wine lots donated by the Napa Valley Vintners. The outcome validates what we do in the community," said Kathleen Heitz Myers.
JUNE-2008
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
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HEITZ MARTHA'S VINEYARD 1974
"A great vintage all over, but the real star ... of American wines is none other than Martha's Vineyard. Great eucalyptus nose, fantastically extravagant fruit and so much class."
SPRING 2008
FINE MAGAZINE
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JUNE 2008
VERY MAGAZINE, JAPAN
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