Thomas Rivers Brown
Arvind and Beverly Sodhani
Our passion for making wine started in a custom crush facility in 2006 with purchased To Kalon grapes. We made three vintages of Cabernets keeping them all for family and wine loving friends. While learning the intricate craft of winemaking, we spent over a decade searching for the perfect hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Napa Valley. From annual visits to Burgundy and Bordeaux since the 1980’s, we were aware of the critical role of terroir and climate in making the best wines in the world.
After an extensive search, we finally found a twelve acre hillside estate in St. Helena with 6.5 acres of planted vines producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Harlan was purchasing all the grapes from the previous owner and during escrow Don Weaver of Harlan offered barrel samples for us to try of the wine made from the grapes. That is when we knew we struck gold in finding our perfect hillside vineyard.
In July 2013, we became the proud owners of the vineyard and immediately interviewed the top three winemakers in Napa Valley and selected Thomas Rivers Brown to craft our wines. Thomas clearly understood and appreciated the unique terroir of Sodhani Vineyards and he also has the same boundless passion we possess for crafting spectacular Cabernet vintages. Our inaugural vintage was in 2013 and since then it has been an amazing journey.
Starting with spectacular terroir, everything we do in the vineyard and winemaking is in pursuit of delivering perfection in the bottle. From hand farming all year to selecting only the perfect grapes using the optical sorter to aging both the Reserve and the Estate in 100% new French oak barrels for 20 months, we make no compromises at any step of the winemaking so we can bring phenomenal wine to your table.