Winemaking starts in the vineyard

Hudson Vineyards lies in Napa Valley’s Carneros District, one of the finest winegrowing regions in the world. The cooling breezes off the Bay of San Francisco allow the grapes a longer hang time in which to develop flavor and intensity, without sacrificing acidity and true balance.

This site was originally known as Talcoa Vineyards, an Indian name meaning ‘laughing land.’ It was on these lands in the 1880’s that the first successful, American scientific experiments were performed to overcome phylloxera, the pest devastating the vineyards of Europe.

As in all agricultural endeavors, each and every vintage provides its own set of opportunities and challenges. We farm each vineyard to fully capture the different nuances and specific characteristics of each growing year.

Every hand-hewn bottle of Hudson Wine expresses the focus of our work in the vineyards; growing the finest wines possible by seeking complexity and distinction of vintage over intensity.

Hudson Wines’ winemaking team is a long-standing collaboration between Lee and Cristina Hudson, Consulting Winemaker John Kongsgaard, and Production Winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche. These wines are made by hand, a true expression of each season’s challenges and gifts.

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