Napa Winemaking from Prohibition to the Modern Era: Bottled Poetry
"During the 1930's, at least sixty or more wineries operated in the Napa Valley, but only a handful of these were responsible for most of the production. Four were also the estabilished leaders in quality production. Andre Tchelistcheff, a Russian-born, French-trained enologist who came to work at Beaulieu in 1938, recalled four 'outstanding wine processing plants: Inglenook, Beaulieu, Larkmead, and Beringer'..."
— James T. Lapsley
Larkmead has been an integral part of Napa Valley's history since the late 19th Century. Larkmead was one of the four great Napa Valley wineries before prohibition and an early founder of the Napa Valley Vintners Association. Larkmead is proud to be embarking on its third century of crafting 100% Estate grown, 100% Napa Valley wines.
This wonderfully diverse vineyard is located on Larkmead Lane in the Northern part of Napa Valley. Our vision is in the tradition of our forbearers: to create consistently excellent wines from our Estate - wines that are a true expression of place.
Both as vintner and as a grower for several other leading Napa Valley wineries, Larkmead focuses primarily on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other key Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. We also work with blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and Tocai Friulano.