Beringer is one of the most historic of all California’s wineries, established in 1876 by German immigrant Jacob Beringer
Based in St. Helena, the company derives its fruit primarily from Napa, but also from Knights Valley and Carneros, while Yountville in the south of the Valley is the primary source of its Chardonnay grapes. The company's best Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots come from fruit grown in the Bancroft Range 200ft above sea level on Howell Mountain.
Like many Californian wineries Beringer operate at various levels, producing very reasonable wines for the mass market, very fine varietal wines aimed at the discerning consumer and then at the very top end a selection of Private Reserve wines fit to rank alongside the best found anywhere in the world. We have always been astonished at how consistent their quality can be across such a wide spectrum of levels.
The premium Chardonnays being powerful, yet balanced and focused, and amongst California's best. The premium reds combine power with finesse and have superb cellaring potential.