Chuck Wagner and his late parents, Lorna and Charlie, started Caymus Vineyards in 1972. They were a family of farmers with roots in Napa Valley dating back to the 1850s. Today, the family’s two Cabernet Sauvignons – Caymus Napa Valley and Caymus Special Selection – are among the region’s most celebrated wines.
Chuck now works alongside two of his children, Charlie and Jenny, and the family produces diverse wines from Napa Valley, other parts of California and beyond. Continually pursuing new ideas, they feel extremely fortunate to spend their days farming grapes and making wine.
It has won just about every award in the business, and was named “Best Winery for Cabernet” by Wine Spectator magazine, which also put Caymus in its Hall of Fame.
Depending on its vintage, you can expect to spend around $80-$300 for a 750ml bottle of Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. As for the flagship wine from Caymus Vineyards, Caymus Special Selection, prices may range between $160 to $580, the latter for much older vintages.