Miner Wines | Napa Valley, California

Wineries spark romance -not only because winegrowing proves an enormous endeavor on one’s own but all the sweat and tears are more rewarding when a person has someone with which to share the fruits of their labor. After growing up in Minnesota, Emily Miner went to Santa Clara University and soon after was managing the tasting room at Oakville Ranch where she met Dave Miner. They fell in love and in 1998 Miner Family Winery was born. Marriage soon followed and before long they started a family. Miner wines rocketed to high acclaim. Riedel and Miner partner to showcase varietally specific stem-ware. Bon Appetite names Miner among the “Top Five” All-American wines and Wine & Spirits Magazine honors them as a Top 100 “Winery of the Year” They made it!

miner-family-winery-image-aug-2013THE PRACTICE:
A dynamic family owned winery tucked into the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation, Miner rests right in the heart of Napa Valley. Defined first and fore-most by a sensational portfolio of wines, these wines consistently characterized by and committed to individualistic style and uncommon quality. In only a few short years, Miner identified, sought and secured a number of California’s finest vineyard sites to produce and showcase a wide array of varietal wines. Each wine is crafted in a style to encapsulate the distinctive elements and the indelible fingerprints of their respective vineyards. This combination of excellent vineyard sites along with passionate and thoughtful winemaking injects the necessary components for creating profoundly joyful wines.

In 2011 Emily lost a four-year battle with lung cancer which Dave has said “she fought with dedication and conviction.” The diagnosis was a shock having never smoked cigarettes. Her loss shook all who knew her as she was one of the warmest people in a wine industry. In 2016, Miner released “Emily’s Cuvee” made in tribute to her and to continue the fight against cancer. 10% of all sales go to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. More than $1 million has since been raised in Emily’s name. “Throughout her fight, she lived by the mantra ‘Never Give Up’ and was a passionate spokes-person for cancer funding. A wonderful person inside and out and her spirit will live on in us as we continue to fight for a cure.” Please visit The V Foundation at www.jimmyv.org.

Never Give Up.


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