Grace Family Vineyards
In 1976 Ann and Dick Grace planted a one acre parcel in front of their Victorian estate located just two miles north of St. Helena. Their original intent was to have a family adventure. Little did they know that the new enterprise, Grace Family Vineyards, would become a much sought after world class producer of Cabernet Sauvignon. With production of approximately 500 cases per year the winery has distinguished itself in the world of wine. Since its inception the winery has incorporated organic farming and over ten years ago, adopted biodynamic practices as well. The winery was perhaps the first to incorporate the term "Family" in its title and is often credited to being America's first "cult" winery. Twenty years ago the winery adopted the mission statement "Wine as a catalyst towards healing our planet." Ann and Dick spend at least three months a year dealing with some of our world's most underserved citizens and improving the lives of young people in the fields of education and medical care. The programs of the Grace Family Vineyards Foundation are primarily in India, Nepal, Mexico, Tibet, and America. "We have dedicated ourselves not only to producing a world class wine but also to narrowing the painful gap between those of us who have so much and our sisters and brothers, worldwide, who have too little."