Dreyfus Ashby Welcomes
Inglenook to Our Portfolio
As of July 1, 2022, Inglenook and Niebaum-Pennino wines have joined our fine wine portfolio. Inglenook is a producer of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA. Currently owned by Francis Ford Coppolla, Inglenook has a rich history dating back to when it was first purchased by Gustave Niebaum in 1879 and its first vintage made in 1882.
Producers of Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon and its iconic premier red wine, Rubicon, Inglenook also grows Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel on its 1700 acre estate, 235 acres of which are planted with vineyards. All vineyards are certified organic. Other wines available under the Inglenook label are Sauvignon Blanc, Blancaneaux, RC Reserve Syrah; and under the Niebaum-Pennino label Edizione Pennino Zinfandel and 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon.
RUTHERFORD, Calif. (July 12, 2022) – Inglenook, producer of Rubicon and other prestigious Napa Valley wines, is pleased to announce they have selected Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. as their U.S. sales and marketing partner. Inspired by the successful négociant model that Inglenook has embraced throughout Europe and Asia, Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. will market Inglenook’s wines to a network of more than 100 wholesalers in all 50 U.S. states.
“It was very important to Inglenook’s proprietor, Francis Ford Coppola, to work with a company that has been owned by the same families for multiple generations,” said Todd DeVincenzi, Inglenook’s President of Global Sales. “We are thrilled to join Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.’s esteemed family of wineries, and we trust them to represent Inglenook well domestically.”
President and CEO of Dreyfus Ashby, John Caruso, stated: “We are excited and privileged to add the Inglenook wines to our portfolio of distinguished family brands. I agree with those who believe that the historic Inglenook estate is considered to be the first great chateau of California. It will fit in perfectly with the other prestigious family-owned brands in our portfolio.”
Founded in 1879, and always at the forefront of innovation in the wine industry, Inglenook now boasts a new 22,000 square foot winery cave with 120 fermentation tanks, each devoted to 120 distinct growing areas in Inglenook’s organically-farmed vineyard. It will be used for the first time this fall by famed winemaker Philippe Bascaules and his team during harvest. Philippe has been Inglenook’s Director of Winemaking since 2011.
Inglenook is best-known globally for its critically-acclaimed wines that are crafted in limited quantities: Rubicon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and a distinctive white Rhône blend called Blancaneaux.
Select photos from Inglenook and Inglenook’s press kit can be found here.