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Rudd Vineyards & Winery, USA

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Winery Name: Rudd Vineyards & Winery, USA
established 1996
Winemaker(s): Charles Thomas
Other Details: In 1996, food and wine entrepreneur Leslie Rudd realized his 30-year dream of owning a winery in Napa Valley when he purchased a 55-acre estate in Oakville, an appellation recognized for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends.

Today the red, rocky soils have been replanted and a stone winery with 22,000 square feet of subterranean caves has been built. This picturesque site is flanked by the renowned vineyards of Dalla Valle, Opus One, Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle, Phelps Backus and Silver Oak.

Leslie Rudd hails from Wichita, Kansas. In addition to managing Standard Beverage Corporation, his home state's largest wine and spirits wholesaler, Leslie has forged a career in handcrafted luxury items and fine food, most notably as Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, the upscale nationwide purveyor of specialty foods, housewares and California wines. At Rudd Vineyards & Winery, the vintner has focused his love of fine-tuned artisanal tradition to create the first and only venture bearing his family's name.

A quest for excellence and the financial resources to support it is what makes Rudd Oakville's most exciting up-and-coming winery. To make the best use of the winery's outstanding resources, Charles Thomas has joined the Rudd team as Vice President, Director of Vineyards & Winemaking. Charles brings to Rudd over 25 years of winemaking and management experience. Charles is best known for his achievements at Mondavi as head Winemaker, Kendall Jackson as Director of Production, and as the Winemaker for the prestigious Cardinale Estate Winery in Oakville. Charles shares Mr. Rudd's vision of making wines to rival the best in the world. Working closely with Charles is vineyard manager and Napa Valley native Terry Mathison, whose work was rated "100" by world-renowned Australian viticulturist Richard Smart PhD.

Beginning with the 2000 vintage, Rudd is producing a cabernet family blend from the re-planted Oakville estate. Rudd also has close ties with a number of small, high-end growers allowing Rudd to produce small quantities of Sauvignon Blanc from the Napa Valley and Chardonnay from the Bacigalupi Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): California North Central
Napa Valley
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Website: Rudd Vineyards & Winery
Contact Details / Location: 500 Oakville Crossroad
P.O. Box 105
Oakville, California 94562

Phone: 707-944-8577
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