Wine707 at Viader Vineyards

VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized around the world for consistently producing high quality red wines.

They are located 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor just northeast of St. Helena on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. Today, VIADER is a thriving multi-generational family business complete with a small bonded winery, underground caves, and a Hospitality Center which offers tours and tastings by appointment, and a sophisticated wine and food pairing Culinary Program.

Since the inaugural vintage in 1989, VIADER Proprietary Cabernet Blend has featured Cabernet Sauvignon with a significant component of Cabernet Franc. VIADER “V” is an exclusive Petit Verdot blend. Their estate VIADER Syrah is a blend of Barossa and Hermitage clones of Syrah.

Under their DARE by Viader label, they have chosen to highlight great varieties at a great value. These very “consumer friendly” wines are ready to enjoy now: a 100% DARE Cabernet Franc from their estate as well as a 100% DARE Cabernet Sauvignon, and from a very consistent ‘source vineyard’ in the Napa Valley they produce 100% DARE Tempranillo. From time to time they also produce a seasonal and very limited amount of Cabernet-based dry DARE by Viader Rosé. Visit their website viader.com

Mike Johnson (aka wine707) is a chauffeur with a camera who drives for Napa Valley Tours and Transportation, a full service transportation company located right in the heart of downtown Napa, celebrating their 15th year in business. You can reach him at 707.251.9463 or chauffeur@NVTT.net. Follow more of his wine country travels at www.instagram.com/wine707