Posts tagged: Phillippe Melka

Phillippe Melka’s Smokin Hot New Cabernet

Apriori is the fruit of a collaboration between Patrice Breton & Georges Sabongui, two very passionate, focused and driven vintners who have been friends since high school. Both Patrice & Georges enjoyed successful careers in the technology industry before dedicating their attention to the craft of wine. They also co-founded and operate Champlain Group LLC, […]


  When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer.  Gandona (humble man […]

Philippe Melka does a great Pirouette, and hits it out of the park!

Philippe Melka has really established himself as one of the best winemakers in the Napa Valley, and the world, and does not require any more accolades. I lost track over the years, but many great wineries (Bryant Family, Melka, Caldwell, Vineyard 29, Marston, Dalla Valle, Seavey, Lail, Dominus, Haut Brion, Cheval Blanc, Hundred Acre, etc.) […]