Raymond Vineyards is one of the Napa Valley's most visually intriguing estates, with an award-winning winery featuring a range of themed tasting areas. Located in the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, the winery produces a range of wines, predominately made with Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Rutherford, St Helena, and southern Napa.
The estate was founded in 1970 by Roy Raymond Sr. After the first vintage in 1974 the wines quickly found acclaim, and the estate began to grow. Raymond's winery has become a popular tourism destination, with multiple tasting rooms and experiences including a sensory wine corridor, a blending room where visitors can make their own wine, and the private Red Room, where only certain wines are poured.
Raymond has a large catalog of wines, focusing mainly on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. This includes a range of varietal wines from the estate vineyard in Rutherford, a range of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from nine different Napa Valley subregions, and a range of more affordable wines under the Family Classic label. Recently, Raymond Vineyards collaborated with singer-songwriter John Legend to create the LVE Collection, a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with the artist's stamp of approval.
In 2009, the Raymond family sold the estate to The Boisset Collection, which owns a number of wineries around the world, including Buena Vista in Sonoma and Jean-Claude Boisset in Burgundy. In 2012, Wine Enthusiast named Raymond Vineyards "American Winery of the Year".