California Wineries

Founder’s Ranch

Overview

Founder’s Ranch, established in the heart of Napa Valley near the town of St. Helena, celebrates the spirit of Napa Valley’s original founders… it was here, in 1875, that a group of influential vintners came together to create the St. Helena Viticultural Club, with the shared mission to create world-class wines in Napa Valley. These pioneering founders set the course for Napa’s famed reputation through their tireless crusade to find the ideal varietals to grow in Napa’s best terroir. Equally importantly, their collaborative spirit created the strong winemaking community that led Napa Valley to become one of the worlds most renowned winemaking destinations. Their founding spirit and determination endures today through Founder’s Ranch 1875.

This collection of wines highlights the unique and impressive terroirs of Napa Valley while imbuing the founding spirit of the St. Helena Viticultural Club into each one. The red Wines have a touch of St. Helena fruit from the Founder’s Ranch vineyard. Originally planted in the late 1900s and returned to vineyards in the 1960s, the land and its historical barn are uniquely positioned on the southern edge of St. Helena on gravelly alluvial fan soils with excellent drainage. It is currently undergoing certification to become Certified Napa Green, Organic, and Biodynamic.

Our Wines

  • This collection of wines highlights the unique and impressive terroirs of Napa Valley while imbuing the founding spirit of the St. Helena Viticultural Club into each one. The red Wines have a touch of St. Helena fruit from the Founder’s Ranch vineyard. Originally planted in the late 1900s and returned to vineyards in the 1960s, the land and its historical barn are uniquely positioned on the southern edge of St. Helena on gravelly alluvial fan soils with excellent drainage. It is currently undergoing certification to become Certified Napa Green, Organic, and Biodynamic.