Known For: High scoring Chardonnay, great overall wine portfolio and one of the very few natural yeast wineries in Napa Valley.
Winemaker: Jean Hoefliger
We originally found Alpha Omega based largely on a Robert Parker score for their flagship red wine, ERA. It's incredibly rare to find the 2nd vintage for a winery scored at 94 points and above by major wine critics so we wanted to visit Alpha Omega and see exactly how that happened.
Over the past few years, the entire team at Alpha Omega has been incredibly open and welcoming. Aside from featuring their Proprietary Red Wine in one of our first shipments, while allowing both our Proprietors to work a day of bottling at the winery.
There is enough passion here for multiple wineries. We can appreciate that the winemaking team of Jean Hoefliger and Henrik Poulson tries to use only natural yeast on the grapes. This takes much of the control away from the winery and really does give variance in flavors from year to year. Many of the top wine choices from Alpha Omega come from their various blends, which are created by their in house winemaking team as well as the help of famed wine consultant Michele Rolland.
Lastly, Alpha Omega has certainly had its share of high scoring wines. We consistently hear from our wine club members that this is one of the most enjoyable wineries at which to taste because of the outstanding range of wines produced, but also a beautiful facility and comfortable atmosphere.