The winery was founded in 1874 by French immigrant, Jean Laurent, who named it Laurent Winery. Bruce Markham purchased it in 1977, and renamed it Markham Vineyards.
In 1988 under new ownership, the winery began a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion around the original stone cellar that Laurent had built.
Through all of the changes, the winery never stopped operating, making Markham the fourth oldest continuously operating winery in Napa County.
The contemporary Visitor Center offers great wine gifts, and our art gallery features iconic rock and roll photography by Rolling Stone magazines First Chief Photographer, Baron Wolman.
Stylistically, the winery and tasting room combines both historic and modern elements, with its old stone facade and its subdued metal roofing supported by round wooden columns. The tasting room has a large fireplace and the wineries art gallery features photographs by Rolling Stone Magazine's first chief photographer, Baron Wolman and includes many of the iconic covers.Music in Tasting Room: Jazz to Classic Rock
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Markham Vineyards is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Markham Vineyards has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Ghost Block and Markham Vineyards
Varietal: Red Wine
Release Date: June - 2014
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
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