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The Frazier Cabernets and Merlots are made adhering to only the finest winemaking procedures.

Frazier wines are made from 100% free-run juice, free-run being considered the highest quality juice one can get from the grapes. All of our fruit is handpicked and sorted 4 times to ensure that only the best fruit is used in crafting the Frazier wines.

All of the Frazier wines are barrel-aged for an average of 18-24 months in French oak before they are blended and bottled. The blend and oak program for our wines vary from vintage to vintage to ensure a balanced and complex wine even in the most difficult vintages. These winemaking techniques contribute to the depth, structure, complexity and finesse of the Frazier Wines.

Kirk Venge is a second-generation winemaker who grew up in the Napa Valley. Kirk learned the art of winemaking at a young age from his father Nils Venge. Kirk graduated from UC Davis with a viticulture and enology degree in 1998. While at Davis, Kirk began working harvest at Mumm Napa Valley and continued on there for 5 vintages. Once he graduated, Kirk went abroad to work harvest at Rapaura Vintner's in New Zealand where he learned new winemaking techniques and broadened his wine knowledge. In 1999 Kirk partnered with his father Nils to start Venge Vineyards. During that time Kirk made a name for himself developing world class wines of his very own. Kirk now brings that experience to Frazier. We are excited to welcome Kirk to the team at Frazier and look forward to working him to continue on our journey to make wines of quality and distinction. At Frazier, Kirk will guide the development of our future releases from our estate vineyards as well as assist in the creation of new estate and non-estate varietals, including Frazier's first white wine made from Chardonnay vines planted on the estate in 2008.


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