The history of Hertelendy wines represent our Old World family tradition over several centuries. From 18th-century vineyards in Slovakia to Great-Uncle Gábor Hertelendy in Hungary to today – these traditions have been reborn in the New World with quality vintage selections from the Napa Valley to bridge both sides of the Atlantic.
Hertelendy Vineyards specializes in producing Bordeaux varietals from premium mountain fruit, including Oakville, Pritchard Hill, Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, and our very own 4+ acre Crystal Springs mountainside 1365 ft elevation “Rockwell Ridge” estate vineyard (35 ft below the Howell Mountain AVA) planted in 1993 (pictured above). We also produce a Russian River Valley Chardonnay from the legendary Ritchie Vineyard. With a limited total annual production of 750 cases, our focus is producing unparalleled wines of superior quality with a commitment towards excellence.
Founder and Vintner Ralph Hertelendy and winemaking consultant Phillip Corallo-Titus create wines that meet in the middle of their styles, birthing beautiful compromising expressions that wouldn’t otherwise have been made. They have formed a symbiotic relationship over the years, and continue to push the envelope with their winemaking techniques in the pursuit towards elegance, complexity, and winemaking perfection.
Since our 2016 launch with our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon debut, we are honored and humbled to have been well received so quickly by the wine community festooned with awards (Gold at Texsom, Double Gold, Best in Class at Sunset International Wine Competition) and ratings (consistently between 95-99 points by the world’s most influential critics). Combining the highly positive reviews and incredibly low production (750 cases annually), this has created a cult following for us. With each harvest, we strive to handcraft the most balanced wine that expresses the unique character and complexity of our terroir. In our winemaking practices, we adhere to the “Rome wasn’t built in a day” philosophy. Our red wines typically barrel age for 23 months, our whites barrel age for 19 months, and all wines are then bottle aged another year to settle before it’s poured in your glass. That makes our total process from vine to table approximately 3 years of the utmost care and detailed attention. We believe wine is liquid art, and we hope you appreciate our masterpieces. Click HERE to discover what the top wine critics in the world have to say about Hertelendy wines.