Discover Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley where we produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and a variety of other Small Lot varietal wines.
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of Napa Valley's pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley's winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
Raymond Vineyards traces its family roots to the origins of winemaking in America's most fabled wine region. Embodying the spirit of the "Old Napa Valley", the Raymond family worked side-by-side to build their winery from the ground-up. After arriving in the Napa Valley in 1933, marrying Martha Jane Beringer in 1936, and enjoying more than thirty-five years working in every facet of Beringer Winery, in 1970 Roy Raymond Sr., together with his sons Walter and Roy Jr., decided that it was their time to put their family name on the deep roots they'd laid in the Napa Valley.
Their first vintage crush in 1974 was emblematic of the early Napa Valley harvests: the family worked together side-by-side caring for every facet of the winery - hospitality to farming, fermentation, bottling and sales.
The family quickly earned acclaim for their elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley and a commitment to honor those roots, the estate and the family tradition through every wine produced.
boisset family estates
In 2009, Raymond Vineyards became a part of the Boisset Family Estates collection of wineries. Each house within the Boisset collection boasts a unique history, identity, style, personality, and terroir focus. Many, like Raymond, were built on the strength of long family histories. Now, once again family-owned (Japanese brewer Kirin had purchased the winery in 1989), the Raymond winery is undergoing an exciting evolution with a commitment to enhancing the winery's reputation as one of Napa's pioneering premier producers.
As the Director of Winemaking at Raymond Vineyards, Stephanie oversees all aspects of winemaking for this iconic Napa Valley winery. Before joining Boisset, she spent 8 years as winemaker at Far Niente Winery and prior to that, she was part of the team at Hess Collection. A California native and graduate of U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Fermentation Science, Stephanie developed her passion for winemaking at an early age thanks to her family's appreciation of gourmet food and wine. Throughout her career in Napa Valley, Stephanie has focused on producing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Her wines have won critical acclaim, including Wine Spectator's Top 100, Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 and being named The Wine News Cabernet of the Year.
Jean-Charles Boisset serves as president of Boisset Family Estates, one of the world's leading family-owned wine companies, with wineries in Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, the South of France, and expertise in French sparkling wines.
As the Vineyard Manager at Raymond Vineyards, Eric oversees 300 acres of estate vineyards as well as a dozen local winegrowers. Dedicated to farming in a sustainable and healthy manner, Eric is currently managing Raymond Vineyards' transition towards organic and Biodynamic® certification for its estate vineyards.
A Northern California native, Eric started his career in the wine industry in Sonoma as the Kendall Jackson Wine Estates team pest control advisor. He was quickly promoted to assistant vineyard manager for Kendall Jackson Vineyards of Monterey properties, where he was able to hone his skills working with the finicky Pinot Noir grape. In 2005, he returned north as viticulturist for Hall Wines in Napa Valley before joining Boisset Family Estates in 2008 to oversee vineyards for DeLoach Vineyards.