Rare wine specialist and wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his wife Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music. The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3 acre block of Cabernet Franc on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros which was the core of our very first wine named H Block. In 2005 Fritz and his wife Caren purchased John’s interest in Arietta and hired on Andy Erickson who still makes the wines today. Their production is comprised of five wines: On The White Keys, Cabernet Sauvignon, H Block, Variation One, and Quartet. Arietta still purchase fruit from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley including Hudson, Meteor, Abreu, and a few others. All of Arietta wines are very limited production and built to age.