Founded in 1961, Heitz Cellar is a Napa Valley legend that has helped shape the history of Napa
winemaking. Pioneering vintner Joe Heitz ushered in Napa’s modern era with his iconic, globallycelebrated wines—including Napa Valley’s first vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon, the
renowned Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard.
In 2018, the winery entered an exciting new chapter as the Heitz family passed this rich legacy
into the hands of the Lawrence family, whose deep roots in agriculture and commitment to the
same core values of fine winemaking made it a perfect match. “I’ve enjoyed coming to the Napa
Valley for some time and have long admired the wine industry from afar,” says new owner
Gaylon M. Lawrence, Jr. “Our family was fortunate to have an extraordinary opportunity to
acquire such a remarkable family business with Heitz Cellar. We’re very excited about the
winery’s bright future.”
Under the Lawrence family’s guidance, the winery will continue to offer wines in the
quintessential Heitz style. Made with an unwavering commitment to quality from organically
farmed, 100% Napa Valley fruit, Heitz wines continue to represent the Lawrences’ agrarian roots
and commitment to the stewardship of Napa Valley.