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OUR HISTORY

The Detert’s set their roots down in Napa Valley in 1953 after operating a family ranch in Lake County since the late 1800‘s. Oakville’s tranquil, rural atmosphere appealed deeply to great-grandmother Detert, so she purchased a vineyard property there.

Her son, Gunther, passionate about wine and viticulture, took the reins on managing the vineyard while continuing to build a successful law practice in San Francisco.

Over the years, Gunther and his wife, Marie-Louise, worked to establish the vineyard as one of the most sought after sources of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc fruit in the valley.

Great-grandmother Detert

Great-grandmother Detert

Gunther Detert

Gunther Detert

Marie-Louise Detert

Marie-Louise Detert

As a component of the original To Kalon Vineyard wines, the Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet and Opus One wines, fruit from the Detert vineyard site has been a component of the valley’s most prestigious cuvees since the history of winegrowing in Napa Valley began.

In 2000, the three Detert great-grandsons, Tom Garrett, John Garrett and Bill Cover, made the “official” leap from growers to winemakers when they began showcasing the vineyard’s fruit under the Detert family label.

Photo of Tom, Bill and John

Tom Garrett, Bill Cover, John Garrett (left to right)