Abreu Vineyards



Cappella Rico-Matteo Abreu Vineyard (named after David’s two sons, one of which Rico is a race-car driver) is a 6 acre site bordering the old Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and the next door St. Helena Public Cemetery in St. Helena (incidentally home of a number of grave-sites of prominent Napa vintners including Charles Krug and André Tchelistcheff). This is a very historical vineyard neighborhood – nearby neighbors include Beckstoffer’s Bourn Vineyard and the CHASE Cellars Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. Vines at the Cappella Vineyard were first planted in 1869.

David Abreu

Is a third-generation rancher and viticulturist who has farmed grapes for the likes of Inglenook, Viader, and Screaming Eagle. Early in his career, Abreu traveled frequently from the Napa Valley to Bordeaux to observe winemaking operations, returning with French rootstock and farming techniques. In 1986, Abreu launched his own label in cooperation with chef-turned winemaker Brad Grimes, going on to earn at least nine 100-point scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. With a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Abreu Vineyards produces wines named after and sourced from specific vineyards Madrona Ranch, Thorevilos, Capella, Howell Mountain, and Rothwell Hyde.


Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos is a concentrated red wine with notes of ripe black fruits, notes of blackberry pie, spiced cake and touches of wood, truffle and cedar. On the palate it is meaty, lively and firm. This is a medium-bodied wine, with a granular mid-palate and delicious earthy layers. The finish is long and persistent with salty touches of minerality. Red wine Aged in wood Respectful agriculture. 18 months in French oak barrels used.

Madrona Ranch

1986 was the year David bought his first vineyard property — all 23 acres of the Madrona Vineyard. This beautiful vineyard site stretches from the eastern end of the Mayacamas mountains all the way to the Spring Mountain base.

Las Posadas

In the winery, once the best grapes have been selected to make Abreu Vineyards Las Posadas, they are macerated and ferment with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The best wines are then aged for 18 months in 225-litre French oak barrels.

Rothwell Hyde

The Rothwell Hyde captures all of the Abreu signatures in a more approachable style that also comes with a relatively accessible price tag by Napa Valley standards. Scents of graphite, charcoal and inky blueish fruits infuse this super-expressive, inviting wine