Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Delia Viader is the founder of the family-run Viader Vineyards & Winery, located on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. Established in 1986, Viader produces critically acclaimed small-lot Bordeaux blends. Viader’s first bottled vintage was 1989 with 1200 cases. Its 1997 vintage was named #2 in The Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines. The following year, Viader’s 1998 red blend was ranked #3.
The national recognition for her limited production wines created significant demand and offered a bright future for Viader. But in 2005, an offsite wine warehouse fire set by an arsonist wiped out Viader’s entire 2003 vintage and caused irreparable damage. Delia resorted to selling wine futures to help cover the loss. Thankfully, her loyal clientele stepped up. Today, Viader continues to have a faithful following and thrives as one of Napa’s most respected estate wineries.
Delia Viader and son and winemaker, Alan Viader, discuss Viader’s vision and wines on The Connected Table Live hosted by Melanie Young and David Ransom. www.theconnectedtable.com Follow on Instagram@theconnectedtable
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