MACAULEY VINEYARD was originally established in St. Helena in the early 1980s by Ann Macauley Watson and produced a very well received late harvest Sauvignon Blanc with help from renowned winemaker, Ric Forman.
Ann’s son Mac had his warmest childhood memories in that vineyard, and knew that, ultimately, his career would gravitate towards the grape. So after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, visiting historic vineyards in Europe and learning the ropes at estates around Napa Valley, Mac decided it was time to revive the family label. He joined up with winemaker and childhood friend Kirk Venge, and in the fall of 2001 they crushed their first grapes.
Mac and Kirk have one goal: to source the highest quality fruit in Napa Valley and make wines of extraordinary depth and personality.