Rarely is it that someone visits the beautiful and tranquil Napa Valley, without imagining themselves leading the life of a winemaker. There is something wholesome and true about making wine. Twenty-five years ago, when Henry and Olga first came to Napa as a young couple, it was no different. They could not escape the lure of this charming land, and so they returned, year after year. The welcoming atmosphere, the wonderful wine, the laughter, and the beautiful scenery just kept bringing them back.
Once the idea of wine making truly took root, the next step was to decide on what wine to create. The Patlands, always being fans of the traditional, heavy and full bodied Napa style red wines, decided to create exceptional, distinctive red wines they themselves would enjoy.
They began with all the fruit found on their tuscan estate, called Terra del Cuore–or Land of the Heart. Their first wine was a red blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah. In 2007, all the present vines were converted to Malbec, first to be used for blending with the rest of the Stagecoach fruit, and later to be made into a 100% Malbec. Today, the Patland wine portfolio ranges from crisp summertime whites to robust and complex reds, making there something for everyone!
Today, Henry and Olga, together with their three sons, the support of their families, and the exceptional talent of Jay Buoncristiani, have taken Patland Estate Vineyards to a great start, and continue to reach new heights.
The Family invites you to come and visit the beautiful Napa Valley, pour a glass of Patland Estate Vineyards wine, and enjoy our passion one glass at a time.