The Wagner family acquired Caymus Vineyards in 1971 and expanded it into a full-fledged winery. In Rutherford, Napa County, the vineyard covers over 60 acres. The name Caymus derives from the 1800s Mexican land grant Rancho Caymus, which included the current site of the vineyard. Chuck Wagner is the current owner of the vineyard. After assisting his parents, Charlie Wagner and Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, in establishing the winery into what it is now, he received it from them as inheritance.
Lorna and Chuck Wagner, who have a lengthy background in the wine industry, founded Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the first wine-growing families in Napa Valley is the Wagners. In the middle of the 19th century, the great-great grandfather of Lorna Wagner landed in Napa Valley, California. In the late 1800s, Lorna's great-grandfather, Lafayette Stice, began producing wine in Napa.
The grandparents of Chuck Wagner relocated from San Francisco to Rutherford in the Napa Valley in 1906. Carl and Catherind Wagner. A little more than ten years later, the family had a fully functional winery that produced more than 30,000 gallons of bulk wind annually. For the purpose of growing grapes, Charlie and Lorna purchased 73 acres of land in Rutherford in 1941. Together with their son Chuck, they established Caymus vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon in 1972.
Do you enjoy fine white wine? Read up on the classy Riesling, or would you rather have a lovely and light Sauvignon Blanc? Wine experts were drawn to their 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon because of its deep richness and flavour. Later, in 1975, they produced their Special selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the only wind to have earned wine spectator's wine of the year award twice.
Nearly fifty years later, Charlie and Jenny Wagner, offspring of Chuck Wagner, assist in managing the family winery. Joe Wagner, his youngest son, founded his own vineyard in California called Belle Glos in honour of his lifelong winemaker grandmother Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Fine Pinot Noir wines are made under the Belle Glos label.
A cabernet Sauvignon-only varietal wind, the Caumus special selection is produced. It has a beautiful sweet undertone that is typical of Napa Valley Cabernets and is strong and powerful. The Caymus Winery is located in the Rutherford AVA, which boasts a warm, sunny climate and swiftly draining soil. As a result, the cabernet has a rich, deep taste and less acidity than usual.