Beringer Vineyards has a legacy of farming unique and important growing regions that dates back to 1876, when two brothers established the winery with a desire to make wines from Napa Valley that rivaled those produced in their homeland of Germany. That tradition continued in the 1960s with an early stake in Knights Valley, and continues today with this inaugural wine from outstanding vineyard locations in California’s famed Sonoma Coast appellation. The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir represents Beringer’s pioneering viticultural past, and its commitment to farming the best of California’s vineyards.
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.