Baker & Hamilton is sourced solely from the historic Vine Hill Ranch Estate in Oakville. VHR, besides making their own label, also sells fruit to A-list clients including Accendo, Colgin, Dalla Valle, Bond, and more. In the 1960s and 1970s VHR had just one customer for its Cabernet grapes: the famous oenologist André Tchelistcheff, who used them to make Beaulieu Vineyard’s iconic Georges de Latour bottling. This wine inspired Robert Mondavi to found his Oakville winery in 1966, kickstarting Napa Valley’s boom.
Very limited and allocated
Baker & Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine made by the Phillips family, owners of Vine Hill
Ranch, and winemaker Françoise Peschon. “You don’t have to have a Nobel Prize to figure out what the vineyard source is. Let’s leave it at that.” – Antonio Galloni
All of the fruit for the Baker & Hamilton wines comes from the famous VHR Vine Hill Ranch. Both VHR Vine Hill Ranch and Baker & Hamilton are made by “Winemaker of the Year 2021″ – Antonio GALLONI Vinous Françoise Peschon
Winemaker – Francoise Peschon
2021 Vinous Winemaker of the Year
Each and every year I have the immense privilege – and it is a privilege – to visit leading wineries all over the world and to taste with many talented winemakers. It’s a long list. The Winemaker of the Year award is meant to recognize someone whose achievements transcend craft, someone who stands apart from the crowd. This year’s winner is Françoise Peschon. One of the most influential and highly respected winemakers in Napa Valley, and my Winemaker of the Year. – Antonio Galloni / Vinous