Meet the Maker: Bryan Kays, Trefethen Family Vineyards

The Trefethen Family’s sustainable approach in their Napa Valley vineyards and balanced approach in their historic Oak Knoll winery is producing some of Napa’s most celebrated wines! 


2018 Cabernet Sauvignon — 97 Points, Best in Show

2021 Chardonnay — 93 Points

Trefethen Family Vineyards winemaker Bryan Kays joins us from the Cabernet vines in Napa Valley's Oak Knoll District during the 2023 harvest.

DB was a recent guest to this historic property, and had the pleasure of exploring the vineyards with Bryan. At the time we were in the midst of veraison (mid-August) and you could tell that despite Bryan’s calm and friendly energy his brain was buzzing with excitement over what lies ahead for the vintage!

DB is a well-known riesling fanatic, and was thrilled to hear about the Trefethen Family's commitment to the variety and how it was a big draw for Bryan to work there. We highly recommend the wine!

Trefethen Chardonnay 2021

Trefethen Cabernet Franc 2018

Trefethen Dragon's Tooth 2019

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Trefethen Merlot 2018

Trefethen Riesling 2018

Trefethen Eshcol Red Blend 2019

Trefethen Eshcol Chardonnay 2020