Hesperian Wines

Striving for Perfection on Atlas Peak

Halfway up Atlas Peak, surrounded by scrub oaks, chaparral, and manzanitas, Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines meticulously farms, mostly by hand, his hilly, rock-bestrewn Kitoko Vineyard. Hesperian’s owner, winemaker, and viticulturist, the cosmopolitan Langner reserves the majority of its grapes for his flagship 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Named for the 14-acre vineyard, elevation 1,350–1,450 feet, the collector-worthy wine is, like its creator, lyrical, intellectual, passionate, refined, and resolute.

Born in El Salvador to a German father and French mother, Langner was raised mostly in . . . 

Read the full story on Napa Valley Life’s website.

Winemaker Philippe Langner grows the grapes for his flagship Hesperian Wines Kitoko Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon on Atlas Peak.
Hesperian Wines Kitoko Vineyard 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in late September, about three weeks before harvest.

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