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Caymus is located on 73 acres in Rutherford - owned and farmed since the 1940s by the Wagner family. The families of Caymus founders Charlie and Lorna Belle Glos Wagner emigrated from the winegrowing regions of Alsace, France and Rheinpfalz, Germany, respectively, and have roots in Napa Valley going as far back as the mid-1850s.
At the age of 19, Chuck Wagner joined his parents Charlie and Lorna in founding Caymus Vineyards with its first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon produced in 1972. In 1975, the Wagners produced their first Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon made from outstanding Cabernet lots of that vintage. It is the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator magazine's "Wine of the Year" for the 1984 and 1990 vintages. Both Charlie and Chuck Wagner were honored with Wine Spectator's "Distinguished Service Award" for their contributions to the American wine industry.
Caymus Vineyards is still the home base of the Wagner family. Chuck Wagner's children, Charlie II, Joseph, and Jenny perpetuate a proud family tradition of farming and winemaking throughout the state of California. In addition to Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, the Wagner Family of Wine tasting room located on Caymus Vineyards property serves and sells Wagner Family of Wine brands Mer Soleil Chardonnays, Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, Red Schooner Malbec, and the classic California blend - Conundrum.
The winery continues as a working family farm and business where you might find any of the Wagners driving a tractor, shoveling a tank, pruning vines, or working in the barrel room. The Wagners welcome their guests to visit and try wines made with quality, care, and Wagner family pride.
Caymus Vineyards is the home base of the Wagner family with the Caymus Vineyards Tasting Room serving and selling the complete Wagner Family of Wine portfolio which includes Caymus Cabernets, Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif, Mer Soleil Chardonnays and Pinot Noir, Sea Sun Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling and Merlot, Bonanza, and the popular California blend - Conundrum.
Owner/winemaker Chuck Wagner currently operates the winery with two of his four children - Charlie and Jenny Wagner-Clark. They perpetuate a proud family tradition of farming and winemaking throughout the state of California. Caymus Vineyards is truly a working family farm and business where you might find any of the Wagners driving a tractor, shoveling a tank, pruning vines, or working in the barrel room. The Wagners welcome their guests to visit and try wines made with quality, care, and Wagner family pride.
Reservations are recommended for the Caymus Vineyards, and required for parties of 6 or more. Walk-in tastings may be available if we are not at capacity. Five Caymus/Wagner Family wines are served including the Caymus Special Selection Cabernet. Each tasting is $50 and takes place over 90 minutes.
*Due to our modest size, buses or large limos cannot be accommodated without an appointment. Please note that picnicking and pets are not permitted.
All tastings hosted by knowledgeable Wine Educator
- Open for wine tastings
- Tasting fee
- Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
- Seated tasting available
- Private tasting available
- Outdoor tasting area
- Sustainable practices
- Family run