' Sawyer Cellars - Our Story

Our Story

When Joanne and I first visited the Napa Valley in 1984, it was love at first sight. We returned frequently and made great friends. We began attending the Napa Valley Wine Auction the next year and met many growers, vintners and winemakers and found them to be open, friendly and helpful. In 1991, we made our first Cabernet Sauvignon – 120 cases. After an exhaustive search, we found that “perfect place” in the heart of the Napa Valley in the famed Rutherford appellation. We converted the barn, built in the 1930s, located on the property, into our winery- finishing in 1999. We sold the property in May of 2012, and continue to source our grapes from that same Rutherford vineyard.  As of late 2016 we do have a new winery and space to share our wines with you.  There is not always someone at the property, so all tastings are by prior appointment only.  Please email info@sawyercellars.com to set up a time.  We are happy to ship wine to AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, NY, TX and WA if you purchase wine from our online store or join our wine club.  Permits for the remaining states are in the works....so check back soon!