One of the state’s iconic wine brands, Meyer Family Cellars occupies a unique place in the story of California wine. It was established in 1987 by Silver Oak founders and former owners Justin and Bonny Meyer, who dreamt of a family wine brand that drew upon their extensive experience in the Napa and Alexander Valleys.
For decades the Meyer family has created red wines that express a sense of where they have been grown. With each subsequent vintage you learn something new about the character of a vineyard. Will the fruit express green notes or spice in a cold year, will it become luscious or fall apart with extended hang time, or can a drought create great fruit intensity or cause the vineyard to shut down prematurely? The wines produced at Meyer Family Cellars are as diverse as the vineyards in which they are grown.
From an early age, Matt's goal was to be a winegrower like his father. As he grew up, he spent much of his time in the vineyard and cellar at Silver Oak. The passion he developed for wine led him to the University of California, Davis, where he was awarded a Masters in Viticulture in 2002.
MEYER FAMILY CELLARS AT NAPA GALA VI
At the Quail Napa Gala VI, Matt Meyer will be focusing on three wines made from Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – “Spitfire”, “Fluffy Billows” and the iconic “Bonny’s Vineyard”. Silver Oak “Bonny’s” was only made from 1979 – 1991. It was a wine of true cult status and a turning point in Napa Valley wine history. Matt will be tasting his Bonny’s Vineyard 2012. Extremely Limited!