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Dominus Estate

The Californian winery is located in Yountville in the AVA area of the same name in the Napa Valley. In 1836, Georg Yount, after whom the area was named, planted a vineyard called "Napanook Vineyard" (meaning "Napa corner vineyard"). Subsequently, there were several owners, including winemaking pioneer Hugh La-Rue and John Daniel, the great-nephew of Gustave Niebaum and former owner of Inglenook Winery. In 1982, the vineyard was revived by Christian Moueix, the owner of Château Pétrus in the Pomerol, in a joint venture with the two daughters of John Daniel under the new name "Dominus Estate". The first vintage was 1983 and since 1995 Moueix is the sole owner. The vineyards cover around 50 hectares of vines on gravel and clay soils, some of which are still planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from 1880. These are the oldest vines in Napa County.

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