Red Mare Wines’ first harvest with the 2007 vintage resulted in the bottling of 170 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. Since its beginning, Red Mare has remained true to its core mission - discovering premium vineyard sites to deliver uniquely luxurious wines at great prices. We select our grapes from highly sustainable or organic sources, and work with farmers we trust.
Anne Vawter, our founder and Winemaker has 20+ years of experience in the wine industry behind her. She has built a career making wines for small boutique wineries in the Napa Valley. Red Mare's wines are known for their silky tannins, lively acidity, and balance. For all of our wines, she carefully selects every detail and uses old-world techniques.
The magic of Anne's winemaking style lies in the simplicity and framing of silky tannins, which her wines are known for. Anne reminds us not to pursue fads or heavy oak masking but to celebrate the site and the vintage in its own right. Her wines are elegant and balanced, excellent with food, and expressive of place. But, it is the magic of those silky tannins which identify Anne's style.
"Designed to present a measure of austerity and refinement," is how James Laube puts it.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 La Vaquera
2015 Alpha Mare Red
2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Alpha Mare White
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Alpha Mare is the leader of the herd. This wine is Anne’s carte blanche and represents the best of her craft. Rich and nuanced, this wine leads with luscious fruit, fills the mouth, and finishes with finesse.
Certified CCOF Organic and farmed to exacting standards, this gravel-strewn site yields a very low crop level, resulting in intensity and concentration.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon displays a generous wild cherry core with layers of complex clove and graphite underneath. These components are finely knitted together with silky tannins.
…a combination of two clones, resulting in a beautiful juxtaposition of the bright, fruit-forward characters, and textured mineral-driven notes.
…a combination of two clones, resulting in a beautiful juxtaposition of the bright, fruit-forward characters, and textured, mineral driven notes.
La Vaquera is “the cowgirl” who isn’t following any rules. An untraditional blend and a bold character. Its flavors and spiced texture are excellent with smoked meats or wild game.
Our Alpha Mare White is sold in a beautiful 6 pack box, designed with a hand drawing by our winemaker Anne Vawter. This is a wonderful gift, filled with our Alpha Mare wines, and presented with care and grace.
In the darkest part of our cellar, we discovered 4 cases of our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! Since we have already released our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, we are releasing these few cases at a great price.
Our Alpha Mare Red is sold in a beautiful 6 pack box, designed with a hand drawing by our winemaker Anne Vawter. This is a wonderful gift, filled with our Alpha Mare wines, and presented with care and grace.
Alpha Mare White was born out of our mutual love of White Bordeaux. Those wines with their tantalizing mix of freshness and complexity, their subtle minerality, and full but clean texture have served as our inspiration.