5&I Brands

5&I is proud to represent the following brands and is passionate about their quality!

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Ahnfeldt Wines

AHNFELDT WINES

Bruce Ahnfeldt moved to the Napa Valley in the mid-80’s. While Ahnfeldt Wines did not begin until 2002, the Ahnfeldts planted their first Cabernet vineyard in 1985. Since planting that first vineyard, they have planted five more vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Napa Valley. Grapes from the Ahnfeldt vineyards have been sold to BV, Markham, Sterling Vineyards, Kendall Jackson and Hagafen wineries. These vineyards produce such fine quality grapes that they are now used in the Ahnfeldt’s own wines. Ahnfeldt Vineyard Management was established to farm the vineyards and to maintain the very high standards required to produce premium Napa Valley grapes for Ahnfeldt Wines. Garrett Ahnfeldt continues to oversee the vineyard maintenance operations.

Rated “#1 Merlot in the Country” by Wine Spectator in 2005!     Winemaker – Craig McLean

 


 

Bardessono Vineyard

 BARDESSONO VINEYARDS

For over eighty years in Yountville, the Bardessono family has provided grapes for some of the Napa Valley's finest wineries. The Bardessono family is one of the few, native families still living in Yountville where Tom Bardessono, Cellar Master at Miner Family, has elected to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon that captures the essence of the Yountville district.     Winemaker – Tom Bardessono

 


 

Grasso

GRASSO VINEYARD

Grasso Vineyard is located in the foothills of Mt. George in Napa Valley. Proprietors Frank and Fran Grasso are committed to developing their Estate Vineyards terroir to create the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for the Grasso Cabernet Sauvignon are grown on a 3-acre plot and are located in the Grasso's estate compound in Napa Valley. The vines are meticulously groomed and cared for by Frank Grasso to ensure the highest quality. After several years of producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for a large Stags Leap winery, Frank Grasso seized an opportunity to start his own label. “I’m putting 15 years of experience toward my own label,” Grasso said. “After all, a great wine starts in the vineyard.”     Winemaker – Jay Buoncristiani

 


 

Hill Family Estate

HILL FAMILY ESTATE

Hill Family Estate brings us wines as rich in character & complexity as the skill & expertise of vintner Doug Hill.  Doug's vast vineyard management experience provides an in-depth appreciation for the patience required to harvest excellence. Doug Hill's passion has been to create a wine that captivates the palate and as impressive as the quality vineyards of the Napa Valley he has grown to appreciate over the last twenty-five years.  Doug's son Ryan carries on this tradition of excellence by bringing a homegrown passion for food & wine. Ryan’s experience working in restaurants gives him a clear understanding of consumer expectations. In addition to farming grapes in their fourteen Napa Valley estate vineyards, the Hill family grows all of the produce for the famous French Laundry Restaurant.     Winemaker - Alison Doran

 

 

INMAN FAMILY WINES

Inman Family Wines handcraft small lots of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from some of Sonoma County's and the Russian River Valley's most respected vineyards.  Their Estate wines reflect the unique imprint of our organically farmed Olivet Grange Vineyard.  We are committed to quality from grape to glass – from our environmentally sensitive, organic viticultural practices to our natural winemaking and focus on sustainable business practices.

 

Our dream has been to grow and produce balanced wines that complement and enhance food and conversation. We invite you to share our dream. We are now open for tastings, so please visit us if you are in the neighborhood.     Winemaker – Kathleen Inman

 


 

At Ispiri Wines, we focus on making wines that show elegance and yet have the depth and intensity that Leslie Sisneros finds important to well structured wine. We believe the palate needs to be approached with rich fruit characteristics and an over all balance in order to meet the demands of today’s wine consumer.

Using noble varietals, exceptional vineyards from Northern California, a variety of the finest French cooperage and experienced winemaking artistry we perfectly balance elegance and intensity. Our wines are multi-pleasing as they pair well a wide variety of fine foods or, if drinking without cuisine, entice the palate for more.

Simply put: Big, bold intensity married with style, grace and elegance—in our opinion, the perfect style of wine. 

 

Winemaker – Leslie Sisneros

 


 

KASTANIA VINEYARDS

Kastania Vineyards currently produces about 1,000 cases of award-winning Sonoma Coast Estate wines each year.  Owners Linda and Hoot Smith chose a parcel of land that had been in the family since the 1860's.  From the first harvest in 1997, The Smith's dream was to produce the highest quality wines from their grapes.

 

Fermentation is done in open top fermenters with three punch downs a day and daily monitoring for brix and temperature until dry.  A small basket bladder press is used to guarantee that only the most desirable flavors are extracted.     Winemaker – Leslie Sisneros

 


 

Melanson Vineyard 

MELANSON VINEYARD

Perched high atop the eastern hillside above Napa Valley on Pritchard Hill sits Melanson Vineyard.  Founded by Greg Melanson in 1988, Melanson Vineyard produces small lot, handcrafted estate wines.  Our 42-acre property is currently planted with 10 1/2 acres of vines in discrete vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay fruit.  All of our wines are produced in limited quantities on our own estate on Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley, using a combination of old world techniques and modern technology.  We are dedicated to producing superb, reserve-style wines that reflect this uniquely ancient terroir.     Winemaker - Dave Lattin

 


 

NAGY2

NAGY2 brings us wines from Clarissa Nagy's favorite vineyards in California's Central Coast.     Winemaker - Clarissa Nagy

 



PFC

PHIPPS FAMILY CELLARS

Phipps Family Cellars (PFC) is a boutique winery located in the Napa Valley that is dedicated to producing ultra-premium wines from the finest vineyards in Napa & Sonoma Valleys. Owner Andrew Phipps counts his 16 years of experience in Bordeaux, St. Emilion, and as a “Cellar Rat” at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) as the foundation that galvanized his passion for wine & its importance in everyday life.  He & his wife, Jennifer Phipps, founded Phipps Family Cellars in 2004 with a dream to create world-class wines that accurately represent the terroir of the vineyards from which they are made.     Winemaker – Andy Phipps

 


 

Schulz

SCHULZ CELLARS

Schulz Cellars was founded by John & Michele Schulz who have a combined 35 years of experience in the wine industry.  John’s career started in the mid-eighties in both winemaking and sales.  He is now VP of Sales for von Strasser Winery in Napa Valley.  Michele began her wine career in the early nineties at Pine Ridge Winery and is now the tasting room manager at Arrowood Winery in the Sonoma Valley.  These years of experience have resulted in the formation of Schulz Cellars and the commitment to producing high-quality vineyard designate wines from the Napa Valley.     Winemaker – John Schulz

 


 

VILLA HERMOSA CELLARS

Villa Hermosa Cellars is a small, family-owned vineyard located on the hillside of Howell Mountain, Napa, California. With only two and a half acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, the wine production is small and exclusive. The vineyards are lovingly tended to by the owner, whose background as a Landscape Architect and Contractor give him extensive knowledge about plants, irrigation, soils, sun exposure, weather and the other many details that are so important in producing a high quality grape.

Our wine is created from 100% Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the rich, volcanic soil of the Villa Hermosa Vineyards on a south facing hillside 2000 feet above the Napa Valley. Here, we are above the fog line where the influence of the sea washes in. The Villa Hermosa Cellars Cabernet derives it intense color and memorable taste from this extraordinary growing environment, and our cultivation techniques that develop fruit of maximum quality.
    Winemaker – Andrew Shweiger

 


 

VINROC

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Perched high atop the eastern hillside above Napa Valley on Atlas Peak sits VINROC Wine Caves.  Founded by Kiky Lee & Michael Parmenter, VINROC is a boutique winery that micro-harvests just one ton at a time from their small, rocky, hillside vineyard located above the fog line at an elevation of 1600'. The resultant wine is very concentrated and powerful while retaining all of the elegance and opulence of a fine hillside Cabernet. VinRoc also produces a dry Rosé called Enjoie that is made from Grenache and Barbera in the style  of Southern France.     Winemaker - Michael Parmenter

 

 

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