Maybach Family Vineyards
Certified as a California Cult wine, Maybach Family Vineyards holds its place in an elite category alongside iconic producers like Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. This distinction underlines its commitment to quality, rarity, and prestige.
- 100-Point Vintages: 2010, 2015, 2018
- Popularity Drivers: Exceptional balance, layered complexity, and long aging potential.
- Highest Achievement: Recognition as one of the Top Cult Wines of Napa Valley.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Founded by Charles Maybach, the vineyard stands as a testament to decades of wine mastery. The scion of an automotive empire, Maybach shifted gears from engineering to enology, applying the same precision and commitment to quality. Winemaker Elias Fernandez, an industry stalwart, takes a meticulous approach to vinification, with a focus on micro-cru farming and innovative fermentation techniques. The duo has avoided the lure of mainstream awards, believing that the wine should speak for itself—and it does, eloquently so.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
The vineyard is perched on the rugged terrains of Napa Valley, taking advantage of a microclimate conducive to producing grapes with intense flavors and elegant structure. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are given the time to achieve optimal ripeness. Craftsmanship is seen in every aspect, from hand-picking grapes to using gravity-flow methods for minimal intervention. The grapes are fermented in custom-made, small-capacity fermenters, allowing for individual lot fermentation and more complexity. Availability is scarce—only a few thousand cases are produced each year, making every bottle a rare gem.
Aging & Investment Value
The aging potential of Maybach wines is significant, often reaching peak expression after 15 to 20 years, making them exceptional assets in an investment portfolio. The scarcity and increasing demand, coupled with consistent high scores from reputable critics, add a layer of financial promise to the bottles' already robust aesthetic allure.