Forman Vineyard is celebrating 40 years of crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. In his 60 plus years of winemaking, Proprietor Ric Forman, has become a pioneer in the Napa Valley and beyond with his influence in winemaking and viticulture. Ric remains vigilant in personally making sure that each step is without compromise in the pursuit of producing the finest quality from the Estate. We look forward to sharing Ric’s lifelong passion with you.

I founded Forman Vineyard in 1983 to fulfill a dream of producing, as a sole proprietor, small quantities of classically made Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

After a three year search of the Napa Valley for the perfect location, I purchased, in 1978, the current winery/vineyard site which is perched on a ridge at the base of Howell Mountain overlooking the town of St. Helena. A remarkable site, it has produced some unusually elegant wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

celebrating Forty years of excellence in winemaking