The history of Hertelendy wines represent our Old World family tradition over several centuries. From 18th-century vineyards in Slovakia to Great-Uncle Gábor Hertelendy in Hungary to today – these traditions have been reborn in the New World with quality vintage selections from the Napa Valley to bridge both sides of the Atlantic.
Hertelendy Vineyards specializes in producing Bordeaux varietals from premium mountain fruit, including Atlas Peak, Oakville, Pritchard Hill, Silverado Bench, Coombsville, and our very own 4+ acre mountainside 1365 ft elevation “Rockwell Ridge” estate vineyard (35 ft below the Howell Mountain AVA demarcation line) planted in 1993 (pictured above). We also produce a Russian River Valley Chardonnay from the legendary Ritchie Vineyard. With a limited annual production of 1000 cases, our focus is producing wines of exceptional quality.
Founder and Vintner Ralph Hertelendy and winemaking consultant Phillip Corallo-Titus create wines that meet in the middle of their styles, birthing beautiful compromising expressions that wouldn’t otherwise have been made. They have formed a symbiotic relationship over the years, and continue to push the envelope with their winemaking techniques in the pursuit towards elegance, complexity, and winemaking perfection.
With each harvest, we strive to handcraft the most balanced wine that expresses the unique character and complexity of our terroir. In our winemaking practices, we adhere to the “Rome wasn’t built in a day” philosophy. Our red wines typically barrel age for 23 months, our whites barrel age for 19 months, and all wines are aged another 6 months in bottle before it’s poured in your glass. That makes our total process from vine to table 2.5 years of the utmost care and detailed attention. We believe wine is liquid art, and we hope you appreciate our masterpiece. Since our 2016 launch, we are honored and humbled to have been well received by the wine community.