In an era of super-sizing, merger and acquisition, the Heitz family has deliberately controlled its winery's growth to ensure that quality will never become a casualty of expansion. Production at Heitz Wine Cellars is planned to be about 40,000 cases annually.
"We remain at this optimum size by design to ensure optimum quality in all of the wines we produce.
With the technological advantages we have today, it means we can continue to operate as a family business which is a priority for us. We want to stay involved in every facet of our operation, and that includes staying in touch with our customers." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President
Production takes place in a modern facility at the end of Taplin Road in St. Helena, but the stately gray stone winery which was built in 1898 remains central to the Heitz family's carefully staged process for aging wine. The finest French oak barrels line its cellar walls. In them, Heitz' distinguished Cabernet Sauvignons are allowed to mature at an uncommonly slow pace.
The soft glow from this weathered cellar is a wonderful counterpoint to the gleam of steel equipment and the high-tech complexity of operations at Heitz Wine Cellars in the 21st century.
Heitz Wine Cellars has earned international acclaim for its remarkable single-vineyard wines: Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Respected worldwide for their purity of flavor and lauded for their age-worthiness, every vintage of these wines is allocated over a five-year period.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of Heitz' estate-grown grapes, has also enjoyed a reputation for impeccable quality since its introduction in 1961. All three of our Cabernets are 100% of the varietal.
Savvy wine buyers have also discovered Heitz Wine Cellars' other delectable varieties. Our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Ink Grade Port are scooped up at such a fast clip that they are perennially in short supply, too.
Heitz fine wines are available in all 50 states and in 22 countries.