PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
The pursuit of excellence takes time. The pursuit of perfection is an entirely different endeavor. It can take generations if it is ever achieved at all. It requires fearless experimentation, exceptional knowledge and artistic imagination. Few wines throughout Napa Valley’s history have illustrated the beauty, elegance and quality that Lail Vineyards personifies. Our wines are born from over four generations of first-hand winemaking knowledge in the Napa Valley - a legacy that acts as our steadfast compass today.
Root in Lail Vineyards
Our story began in 1879 when Robin Daniel Lail’s greatgranduncle, Gustav Niebaum, pioneered winemaking in the Napa Valley by founding Inglenook Winery. It was here while growing up that Robin gained invaluable insight watching her visionary father, John Daniel, Jr. and his protégé Robert Mondavi. John believed passionately that Napa Valley wines were second to none and he solidified his commitment by being the first to include the Napa Valley appellation and vintage dates on his wine labels.
Built upon this legacy, Robin’s intangible devotion and steadfast determination is reflected in each bottle of our wines as well as her community involvement. Her inspiration is pulled from her family’s history in combination with her experiences working with many of Napa Valley’s juggernauts, including Christian Moueix at Dominus, Bill Harlan and wine icon, Robert Mondavi. It was Robert, her longtime mentor, who entrusted Robin to launch Auction Napa Valley and encouraged her to establish Lail Vineyards–advancing the legacy of one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries.
In 1995, after years working with several acclaimed Napa Valley brands, Robin’s dream of creating her own extraordinary wines set flight as she assembled a multifaceted team of talent and set out on her own to produce her first vintage.
Committed to excellent winemaking
At Lail Vineyards we never chase trends; instead our wines are masterfully crafted with a commitment that stays true to the integrity of our rich legacy. Crafted from our estate vineyards, Mole Hill and Totem, along with other renowned Napa vineyards, our wines eloquently express the story of our family’s love and tradition for making the finest wines the Napa Valley can produce.
As a boutique producer, Lail Vineyards’ quest for excellence is never complete, even after receiving worldwide acclaim with a “perfect” 100 point score from Robert Parker. The recognition is viewed as a mere milestone that will proudly become part of the brand’s legacy into the future and reinforces a quiet confidence that is now being noticed well beyond the valley our family calls home.