Eisele's evolution

Eisele vineyard

An update on what is arguably Napa Valley's most French-influenced estate, a sister property to Bordeaux first growth Château Latour.

In the decade since François Pinault and his Artémis Domaines purchased the iconic Araujo Estate and returned it to its historic name of Eisele Vineyard, northern California has faced some of its toughest growing seasons. In 2013, the first vintage for the new owners, California saw one of its severest droughts. The following two years, its earliest harvests. Then in 2017, there were record winter rains and flooding, followed by the notorious fires that burned through wine country towards...