From a historical standpoint, Honig is one of the older estates in Napa. In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day and making estate wines. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. This popular Napa Valley offering is soft and smooth with melons, juicy peaches, flowers, grass and grapefruit in the nose and mouth.
Wine SpectatorSucculent peach, nectarine and dried mango flavors are intense and vibrant, showcasing plenty of style, with a note of honeysuckle lingering effortlessly. Drink now. 49,820 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, containing 7% Sémillon and 1% Muscat, sings of freshly sliced lemons, white grapefruit and citron with touches of wild thyme, chalk dust and oyster shells. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a seriously racy backbone and fantastic intensity with a long, pure, citrusy finish.