Realm Cellars was founded in 2002 by Juan Mercado and Wendell Laidley with a very simple mission - to produce wines of superior quality in small amounts, hand-crafted from Bordeaux varietals culled from some of the most distinctive Napa Valley vineyards. Our shared passion for wine brought us together and, in addition to sparking a close friendship, it prompted the realization of a shared dream to produce our own wine. Thus, Realm Cellars was born. With valuable input from friends, peers, industry partners and family, we embarked on a journey to produce great wines. We hope you derive as much pleasure from our wines as we have derived from producing them.