How Alexander describes Groth:
“Family-owned and -operated along with being sustainable are not what you find in Napa these days. Groth is one of only a handful of estates which still operates this way and is able to produce some of the most sought-after, highly-rated wines in California. Groth produces wines of exceptional quality true to their terroir.”
Dennis and Judy might have been making premium Chardonnay instead of Napa Cabernet, if a deal in 1981 had not fallen through in Sonoma. At that time, whilst driving in Napa they came across a new plot of land, realized it was perfect, and that is when Groth Vineyard and Winery was born. Robert Parker gave a perfect 100 points to their 1985 Cabernet, the first 100 points given in California, however that did not stop them producing even better wines. Between 1999 and 2003, 54 acres of vines were re-planted using different clones and rootstock in an attempt to raise the bar even higher. Groth Winery is now fully sustainable and produces some of the best wines in California, whilst staying true to their values being family-owned and -operated. The future is bright at Groth, and quality has never been higher, recently coming in at No.4 of the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines 2019!