Our Story


Larry founded Hyde Vineyards.


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


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


The expansion of Hyde Vineyards begins.


Fornier property is purchased.


Humble beginning of home winemaking.


Winery estate property is purchased.


The Estate vineyards are planted.


First vintage of estate Chardonnay is harvested.


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


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


First vintage of estate Syrah and Viognier are harvested.


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


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


Beta Hyde


Chris Hyde

General Manager

Shannon Walker-Hyde

Estate Manager

Jose Padilla

Vineyard Manager

Alberto Rodriguez


Jose "Chepe" Rodriguez

Cellar Master

Billy Smith


Jeff Warren

DTC Manager

Kat Varela

Wine Club & Marketing Manager

Sheni Regenstreif

Tasting Room Manager

Sancho Panza