Our winemakers craft Winery Exclusive wines to honor our winery heritage as well as to highlight our own viticultural explorations. Each of the wines in this collection are produced in limited quantities, showcasing a vineyard, varietal or growing region. Styled to be enjoyed upon release, these unique offerings may vary by vintage and reflect the quality, history and winemaking expertise that Beringer has been known for since 1876.
Being a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Knights Valley Red blend brings incredible bright red fruit flavors, coupled with a striking acidity. Cherry, cranberry, and raspberry can all be detected with herb notes as well. Due to the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, deeper violet and plum notes shine through the red fruit flavors. This wine will pair perfectly with any Mediterranean beef recipes and/or red pasta dishes. The notes from the cabernet sauvignon, along with the oak spice, allows this wine to be very versatile. Enjoy now, or over the next 8 years.
Early season rains brought yields back to normal levels this year, mitigating the extended drought that afflicted most of California over the previous few years. A cool spring resulted in normal timing for bud break, in late March. Temperatures remained fairly cool in May and June, but high temperatures in July and again in September triggered an early start to harvest. Quality was solid for the vintage overall, with little impact from fall wildfires since most fruit was already harvested and in barrel.
Representing a unique terroir, Beringer’s Knights Valley vineyards are a place of rustic and unspoiled beauty stretching for miles. Located in Sonoma County, Knights Valley has a bucolic feel -miles of rolling hills meandering down into a rocky, alluvial valley floor where a grand river used to run. Everything about Knights Valley gives one a sense of its uniqueness, including the wines it yields. Knights Valley’s rocky terrain, the growth and evolution of the vineyards makes this a growing site like no other.
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.