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.
2016 Grenache Rose fills the glass with aromas of rose petals, wild strawberries and mouth filling flavors of green apples and citrus. With its refined structure and long finish it leaves you dreaming of Summer.
A blend of 6 Mediterranean white varieties. Aromas of peach blossoms and fresh apricots. Its salty fresh flavors play off a moist textural middle palate finishing with a lingering crispness. It's perfect as an aperitif or with a sunny afternoon's elegant lunch.
This charming Grenache based wine fills your glass with aromas of cherries and delicate hints of clove. It demonstrates a supple silkiness ending with a long finish of fine tea tannins. Pick Up Sticks pairs beautifully with well-seasoned, flavorful foods.
- Robert Parker
The wine has a sunny composition of stone fruits & roasted nuts. The mouth is round & balanced with a vibrant mineral finish that seems ever lasting.
- Robert Parker
This wine jumps out at you with bacon fat & crushed black olives surrounding your palate with structural tannins with great length. To be enjoyed today & for the next decade to come.
- Wine Enthusiast
Features a lively core of earth- and cedar-laced black licorice, blackberry and currant flavors. Notably rustic and chewy, with impressive focus. Drink now through 2028.
Our limited availability olive oil is vibrant and green, with strong notes of crushed green herbs and a spicy finish. We recommend using this oil to create lively salad dressings, to roast summer vegetables with, or to add as a final topping to almost any meal.
Pipina's Barrel Aged Red Wine Vinegar is bright and flavorful with beautiful notes of cherries and has layers of flavor. It is an extremely versatile vinegar and should be used liberally.