Our Story

1979

Larry founded Hyde Vineyards.

1981

Larry meets his wife, Beta, while picking grapes in France.

1983

The first harvest is picked from the vines planted in 1979.

1986

The expansion of Hyde Vineyards begins.

2000

Fornier property is purchased.

1984

Humble beginning of home winemaking.

2005

Winery estate property is purchased.

2006

The Estate vineyards are planted.

2012

First vintage of estate Chardonnay is harvested.

2009

The first vintage of estate Pinot Noir is harvested
officially launching Larry’s personal wine brand.

2014

First vintage of estate Merlot is harvest
and construction begins on the winery.

2016

First vintage of estate Syrah and Viognier are harvested.

2017

The tasting room doors officially open.

Our Vineyards

Founded by Larry Hyde in 1979, Hyde Vineyards produces some of the most coveted grapes in Napa Valley. Consisting of over 200 planted acres on several vineyard properties in Carneros, the Hyde family sells fruit to over 35 different wineries while retaining a small quantity of vines for their estate wine program.

  • Vineyards

Located in the heart of Carneros, Hyde Vineyards sits in the coolest region of Napa Valley influenced by the cooling effect of the Petaluma Gap. Morning fog and cool breezes in the afternoons allow for warm days and cool nights resulting in a long growing season. Through years of extensive research and experimentation, Larry Hyde has planted a unique variety of clones while carefully orienting the row directions to suit the rolling hills. His tireless work has resulted in a tapestry of vineyard blocks with over ten different varietals planted covering the unique terroir of Hyde Vineyards.

Home Ranch

Estate

Red Barn

Vistula Vista

Los Olivos

Our Team

  • Our Crew

The Hyde Vineyard crew is comprised of both new and old workers, some of whom have been at Hyde Vineyard for over 30 years, and worked side by side with Larry from the very beginning. Under the direction of Larry’s son, Chris Hyde, and Larry’s longtime friend and foreman, Jose Padilla, the crew works all year round tending the vines and harvesting the fruit of their labors.

Larry Hyde

Founder

Beta Hyde

Founder

Chris Hyde

General Manager

Shannon Walker-Hyde

Estate Manager

Jose Padilla

Vineyard Manager

Alberto Rodriguez

Winemaker

Jose "Chepe" Rodriguez

Cellar Master

Billy Smith

Mechanic

Jeff Warren

DTC Manager

Kat Varela

Tasting Room Manager

Shelly Eichner

Estate Sales Associate

Micha

Vineyard Dog

Sancho Panza