Founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin and Fred Schrader, Colgin Cellars quickly became one of Napa Valley’s top cult wine properties Indeed, by 1994 a bottle of Colgin became the very first Napa wine to sell for over $1000/bottle at auction. By continuing to enlist some of the greatest wine minds in the world (from Helen Turley to Mark Aubert, to the current wine maker Allison Tauziet and vineyard manager David Abreu), Colgin Cellars endures as one of the most desirable and revered wines in California and the world. Located in the ultra-chic wine district of Pritchard Hill, Colgin currently produces 5 wines mostly based on Cabernet Sauvignon: Tychson Hill (named after the first female wine maker in Napa), IX Estate Red, Cariad, a “second” wine Jubilation made from younger wines, and the IX Estate Syrah. The estates first wines were from purchased fruit from the Herb Lamb vineyard of Howell Mtn. but was discontinued after the 2007 vintage. A majority stake in Colgin Cellars was sold to luxury brand firm LVMH in 2017.