THE CZAPLESKI RANCH
Rich "Duck" and Carolyn "Candi" Czapleski have owned Canard Vineyard and Czapleski Ranch for over 25 years. Of the 22 acres of grapes- 6 acres are Old Heritage Zinfandel Vines with most of these vines being well over 100 years old.
Over the years they have been able to nurture the old vines and plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Petit Verdot,Malbec and Cabernet Franc on the remaining acres. For 24 years Ravenswood had purchased the Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and the rest of the grapes have found a home at Mondavi. Joel Peterson of Ravnenswood purchased the grapes for years and made a small amount of Zin for their friends, family and a few restaurants. The name Canard comes from Rich’s nickname-“Duck” - French for duck.
With the vintage of 2006, they decided to try their hands at producing the wines they love to drink. At the 2006 Napa Valley Wine Auction they met winemaker Brian Graham and liked the styles of his hand crafted wines. Brian then joined forces with the Czapleski's. Since they are so small, they can oversee all aspects of winemaking offering Estate Napa Valley wines at a great value. Their son, Adam, has now started taking over some of the vineyard operations and giving his input into the winemaking.
They now produce around 1,200 cases which includes- Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvigon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and three Bordeaux Blends. And some library wines.
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Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.canardvineyard.com or call 707-942-1149.
Three Levels of Wine Club
A Taste of CANARD- 6 Bottles (3 in the Fall and 3 in the Spring)
Duck Fan- 12 Bottles (6 in the Fall and 6 in the Spring)
Loyalty Counts - 24 Bottles (12 in the Fall and 12 in the Spring)
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.
Canard Vineyard is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
Canard Vineyard is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Canard Vineyard 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.
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Release Date: October - 2018
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
Little Rock AR