Vida Valiente is a collaboration by philanthropists Hayes and Susana Drumwright and renowned winemaker, Sam Kaplan and his wife Nancy. For them, along with their families, Vida Valiente represents the lasting legacy behind its name, which translates to “Valiant Life.”
Vida Valiente winemaker Sam Kaplan believes wines are made in the vineyard, where every terroir nuance imbues each grape with a unique sense of place.
Located at the base of Glass Mountain in St. Helena, Vida Valiente’s most defining feature is the high percentage of obsidian in its rocky Cortina soils, producing wines of extraordinary tannic structure. Vines are farmed by Sam as well as viticulturist Jim Barbour, renowned for his impeccably managed vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.