“For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.”
– James Kavanaugh
Our Portfolio of Wines
Wolf’s Head Wines are known for their fruit-forward style with characteristics of California ripeness, judicious use of French oak, low-acid and soft, velvety tannins.
It all started with a crazy idea amongst a group of oenophile friends to start a winery in California. That crazy idea became reality with the purchase in late 2012 of 120 acres of unplanted land in Napa. The Wolf’s Head name came about when we realized that the perimeter of our land was shaped like a wolf’s head!
Our vision with the Wolf’s Head family of wines is to produce something exceptional yet at a price point that anyone can afford. With the help of our winemaking partner-in-wine, Cameron Woodbridge (formerly of Hundred Acre, brother of winemaker Jayson Woodbridge and the creator of the renowned Stormy Weather Napa Valley Cabernet). Cameron has sourced fruit from Napa Valley to make each of our Wolf’s Head Cabernet Sauvignon vintages as well as 2012 Haymaker Napa Valley Cabernet. Cameron has also applied his style of winemaking to our wines from Paso Robles.
Currently the Wolf’s Head family includes our flagship Wolf’s Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. There is also Wolf’s Head Iberia, a spicy dense wine created from a field blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals in the Paso Robles area. Haymaker, a Cabernet Sauvignon that is all dark fruit and spice from the Calistoga AVA, aged for 36 months in French Oak. We also have two fortified red wines, Wolf’s Head Iberian Ruby which is also a blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals, and Wolf’s Head Apennine Ruby, a delicious one-off special blend of Italian varietals, from 2014.