O'Brien Estate Winery: winery information
Winemaker: David Yorgensen
David Yorgensen, our winemaker, worked with renowned winemaking consultant Philippe Melka at Seavey Vineyard. David joined us as our full time winemaker in 2004 to complete the aging, blending, and bottling of the 2004 vintages and has been responsible for all aspects of winemaking and cellar management since then. Our vineyards are managed by Pina Vineyards, who also manage Bryant Family and Gemstone vineyards. We do not use any pesticides or herbicides in our vineyard.
Annual Production: 4,000 cases
We release Unrestrained Reserve once per year on March 1. This is produced from hand-selected barrels and blended without restraint as to vineyard varietal proportions (we only make 100 cases) or as to varietal designation (we don't want to label it a specific varietal which would constrain the proportions). We offer a 10% discount on future releases if you subscribe and pay more than 180 days in advance.
40 acres overall, 33 acres planted. Old fashioned wide spaced planting of 12x8 spacing - very unique for Napa Valley. This approach produces low yields of 2.5 tons per acres and intensely flavored fruit.
Grape Varieties Planted