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McGrail Vineyard


Jim and Ginger McGrail planted the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in 1999 and originally sold all fruit to Steven Kent Winery. In 2003, the McGrail family along with the help of Rhonda Wood made a barrel to enjoy with friends and family. The following vintage one barrel turned into five, and by 2005 the McGrail’s started production on 1,000 cases of wine.

By the end of 2005, the McGrail’s decided to venture into the production side of the wine business and started planning for a winery. After almost three years, Jim and Ginger, asked their daughter, Heather, to move back to the Bay Area to help them open the winery and tasting room. Together they finished the estate tasting room and winery and celebrated their Grand Opening in April, 2008. Jim, Ginger, and Heather worked as a team to produce the wine and open their doors to let guests taste their “one” wine, the 2005 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. In 2009, their daughter-in-law, Rachel McGrail, joined the business.