AXR Winery at V Madrone Estate

If only these vines could talk, they would tell you stories of the old Napa Valley. The history of our estate is compounded in layers; rotted in historic tales of fierce Native American hunting grounds, wild west pioneers and the first woman vintner of California in 1886. It has changed hands over the course of 134 years to become a brewery, restaurant, inn, winery and saloon. Tales of love, lust, heartbreak, murders and great fortune create an imaginative backdrop to our present-day vision of AXR.

AXR is now a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did. We want to be reminded every day to live fully and to leave a lasting impression on our layer of history. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry. AxR #1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and rethink the entire structure of the vineyards, attention was paid to the terrior and unique varietlals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it.

Our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, sources fruit from the best vineyard sites that he can find, starting with our beautiful 3.5 acre Cabernet vineyard on St. Helena estate. In his winemaking, the essence is fundamentally balanced in his experiences in Bordeaux, now completely unbridled by the frontier of Napa Valley. AXF is his cumulative intersection between both worlds, now able to make wine in a style all his own.

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Facility Info

cellar club

Welcome to the cellar! Let’s keep this simple... we want you to enjoy and share our wines as much as you want to drink them!

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