Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers, Neyers Vineyards produces about 15,000 cases of wine annually. About 25% of their production is Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on our 50-acre, organically farmed Conn Valley ranch. They also produce renowned Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Syrah. Winemaker Tadeo Borchardt joined their team in 2004. He's a zealous advocate of natural winemaking practices and an enthusiastic supporter of their appreciation for traditionally produced European wines.
Bruce's experiences over the past several years working with Kermit Lynch Imports and a group of more than 100 French vintners have been important in shaping the style of the wines. Most of these producers farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast or laboratory designed winemaking aids, and are comfortable bottling their wines without either fining or filtration. They have long admired their wines, and eagerly adopted many of their natural winemaking practices.
In 1999, the Neyer's purchased and renovated a winery on Sage Canyon Road in the hills outside of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. They produced the first vintage in this state of the art facility in 2000. In 2002, Wine and Spirits Magazine named Neyers Vineyards the Artisan Winery of the Year. They have also received many accolades praising their wines including many 90+ ratings.