The Story of Mahoney Vineyards
In the early 70s, my wife Kathy and I set out on a journey that has
now spanned forty years in the Napa Valley. Our youthful combined
passions for each other and wine drove us to follow our dreams. We
moved north from San Francisco to become grape farmers and to eventually
open a modern winery. Due to our love of Burgundies, the southern
end of Napa was ideal, and in many ways the Carneros chose us. The
soil, microclimate, and untapped potential of the land were perfect
for what we had in mind; growing incredible Pinot Noir.
Kathy and I have worked extensively over the years researching Pinot Noir Clones with UC Davis and comparing notes with growers throughout Napa and Sonoma in pursuit of great appellation specific wines. Our research in the vineyards continues to this day, as we reflect on how our home, our lives, our dreams, and our passions are all entrenched in the soils of the Carneros. Kathy and I invite you to join us in toasting 40 years of passion, family, friends, farming, and our never ending pursuit to grow world-class wines.
Francis & Kathy Mahoney