Inspired by History, Forging the Future
For nearly three decades, Colgin Cellars has been dedicated to enriching and sustaining the hallowed history of Napa Valley wine production. Our goal has been to craft elegant and profound wines that inspire memories.
Since 1992, Colgin Cellars navigates the exciting future of Napa Valley wine with the same focus, passion, and reverence that guided our first thirty years.
Colgin Cellars produces exquisitely crafted red wines that magnify the inherent beauty and complexity of our distinct hillsides focusing on selectivity, with the utmost care put into precision farming, attentive sorting, and meticulous blending.
Credit, James Altman, for last photo.
1988: Ann Colgin attends Napa Valley Wine Auction and falls in love with the Napa Valley
1992: Fruit is sourced from the Herb Lamb vineyard to craft the first wine
1995: The first vintage of Colgin Cellars, 1992 “Herb Lamb” is released
1996: Colgin purchases a historic vineyard site originally planted in 1861, replanted in 1881, which was later removed in the early 1900s
1997: 3.5 of the original acreage at the historic property is replanted and the site is named Tychson Hill, in honor of Josephine Tychson who owned and farmed the property in the 1880s
1998: Colgin purchases a 125-acre parcel overlooking Lake Hennessey and begins planting a 20-acre vineyard in addition to building the winery facility
1999: The first vintage of “Cariad” is produced
2000: Ann Colgin marries Joe Wender on 09/09 at the newly named IX Estate
2000: The first vintage of “Tychson Hill” is produced
2000: Vines are planted at IX Estate, including 4 acres planted to Syrah
2005: Colgin is named “One of the Fifty Greatest Wine Estates in the World” by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
2007: The uppermost parcel of Josephine Tychson’s holdings are added to Tychson Hill
2014: The final piece of Josephine Tychson’s original land grant is added to the southern end of Tychson Hill
2016: Colgin Cellars celebrates its 25th vintage
2017: Colgin Cellars becomes a strategic partner with LVMH and Bernard Arnault, and a member of Vins d’Exception alongside Château Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, and Domaine du Clos des Lambrays
2021: Colgin Cellars celebrates thirty years crafting wines from Napa’s distinct hillsides
2022: A new parcel of IX Estate is planted
In 2017, we agreed to the exciting opportunity to become a strategic partner of the LVMH group. The only American wine label to be part of their Vins d’Exception Group, Colgin Cellars is included with Château Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, and Domaine du Clos des Lambrays. We are honored to be partnered alongside these historic properties as we work to produce incredible wine from some of the most exciting wine regions in the world.