Proprietor Mark Herold put himself on the map as a winemaker in 1998 when he started the famed Cabernet label Merus out of his garage in downtown Napa. Mark became widely known by critics and collectors for producing balanced, complex and age-worthy Cabernets from impeccably ripened fruit grown in meticulously farmed vineyards. After the sale of Merus in 2008, Mark entered into a non-compete agreement that kept him from making Cabernet in Napa for three years. He decided to use this time to start a project that would honor his Panamanian heritage and shine a light on a selection of Spanish varietals he felt weren’t getting the attention they deserved from the American wine audience. In 2008, the labels Acha, Flux and Collide were born, representing approachable and non-traditional Rhone-style and Spanish wines that showcased the versatility of Mark’s talent in winemaking. When the non-compete was lifted in 2010, Mark was thrilled to be able to return to his first muse – Cabernet Sauvignon. He now makes a focused portfolio of appellation-designated Cabernet Sauvignons under the Herold label, along with a Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé of Cabernet, all sourced from acclaimed vineyards throughout Napa Valley.