At AXR Napa Valley, we are 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 to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terroir and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it. We invite you to visit our historic estate located in the heart of St. Helena. Enjoy your down-home, private experience on the pre-prohibition site, tasting wines handcrafted by our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger. The experience at AXR Napa Valley takes on you on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley.