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Freemark Abbey Winery

The California winery is located north of St. Helena in Napa Valley, The origin is in a winery founded in 1886 under the name "Tychson Cellars". Josephine Tychson sold it to her foreman Nils Larsen in 1894. Then, in 1898, it became the property of Antonio Forni, who named himself Lombarda Cellars after his Italian birthplace. After the introduction of the prohibition Operation ceased in 1920. In 1939 it was bought by the three Southern California businessmen Albert "Abbey" Ahern, Charles Freeman and Markquand Foster. They gave it its current name, which was made up of parts of all three names. Finally, it was acquired in 1966 by seven Napa businessmen. One of them was Brad Webb, who joined in the late 1950s Hanzell introduced the expansion in barriques and made a name for itself. The winery with a new tour quickly became known for its excellent wines from Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pioneering work was done in 1973 when a Riesling was produced for the first time from noble rotten Riesling grapes called "Edelwein Gold". The legendary Paris Wine Tasting In 1976 the company was the only winery represented with a white wine and a red wine (the other nine only one wine). The "Chardonnay 1972" took sixth and the "Cabernet Sauvignon 1967" tenth. The vineyards cover 120 hectares with the domains Bosché Estate, Red Barne Ranch and Sycamore Vineyards. They are planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Sangiovese, as well as the white varieties Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The business was sold to the "Legacy Estates Group" in 2001.

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