Freemark Abbey historic winery and tasting room, Napa Valley
Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon bottle
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker: Ted Edwards

One of the most venerated Napa Valley wineries, Freemark Abbey has a history that dates back to 1886 when a widow by the name of Josephine Tychson, the first female vintner in California, built the original redwood cellar on which the estate sits. Today, it is best known for crafting classically structured Cabernet Sauvignon from pedigreed sites, including the iconic Bosché and Sycamore vineyards. The winery is also home to one of the region’s most extensive wine libraries.

Freemark Abbey competed in "The Judgment of Paris" blind tasting in 1976, the only winery with a red and white wine represented. California wines won in every category, catapulting Napa Valley onto the world stage.