Abreu vineyards is named after the founder, David Abreu who earned his reputation as one of the top vineyard managers in Napa. David Abreu followed his father and grandfather in the profession of vineyard management and has worked with countless growers in Napa. A key to the success of Abreu Vineyards is Brad Grimes, the winemaker of Abreu. It??s the combination of Brad Grimes, David Abreu and the vineyards that produce one of the top wines from Napa, year after year Stylistically, the wine is elegant, balanced and refined, yet it possess copious amounts of perfectly ripe fruit and silky tannins.
If Abreu has a core, it is undoubtedly Madrona Ranch. It was the first property David fell for, and developed, back in the 1980s. The canyons and curves that snake through the site, the soils that range from red Aiken to white tufa to dark clay and rocks?Xit??s a magical site. Harvest picks are meticulous, often spanning weeks, but the diversity makes for incredible complexity, and plenty of blending options. Madrona is a working ranch too. In fact, livestock have laid claim to more than their share of real estate. Cattle, goats, pigs, chickens?Xeven honeybees, which live in one of the old barns on the property. ??We tend the animals and leave the bees alone,?? says David. ??We do collect the honey though. We consider it fair rent.??
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