While MacDonald is one of Napa’s newer producers, one must start with some history to help establish their story in Napa’s wine industry. The MacDonald family history in the Napa Valley and contributions to the Napa wine industry date back to 1954. This historic vineyard, To Kalon dates back to 1868. Founder, H.W. Crabb purchased 240 acres in 1868 started planting grapes, several years later built a winery, called it Hermosa Vineyards and 10 years later it had become the third largest wine producer in Napa County.
Today only a fortunate few wineries and producers manage its sizable acreage (approximately 600 acres): Robert Mondavi owns the largest portion, Opus One has several larger blocks, grower Andy Beckstoffer manages a relatively small percentage of the entire vineyard and sells to approximately 15 producers who then make a single vineyard wine and two families manage small portions of what historically is the rest of the vineyard. The MacDonald’s manage 15 planted acres – all planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and their cousins, the Detert’s focus on Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
As the #1 back-vintage retailer in the US, Benchmark Wine Group prides itself on being a trusted source for the greatest wines in the world. Their unparalleled market knowledge and exceptional service have come together to provide the most accessible cellar of rare and sought-after wines with a guarantee.Provenance Guarantee