About Us – O’CONNELL FAMILY WINES

About Us - Wayne and Gabrielle O'ConnellVintners Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell

Single Vineyard Estate O’Connell Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

“The family estate vineyard is the result of our lifelong dream to produce world-class wine. We traveled to Napa Valley for decades to enjoy the wine country lifestyle and now we live it and honor it. Our goal is to coax the personality of our soil, climate and farming practices into marvelous glasses of wine that will be raised for many joyful toasts.“


GABRIELLE COLLECTION

Gabrielle CollectionVintner Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell

Expressive blends that capture the artistic side of Cabernet Sauvignon

“I came from a family who embraced food and wine- Grandfather Quitzow was a food & wine critic and writer, my mother was a chemist in wine labs in France and studied cooking under a graduate chef from the Cordon Bleu. With this exciting heritage, I became fascinated with the art of food and wine at an early age and express it through my food oriented artisanal Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Each blend is a personal exploration of the range of flavors, moods and textures this noble grape can express.“


PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS

Pietro Family CellarsVintner Wayne O’Connell

A Century of Wine Heritage in the Glass

“My life has been greatly inspired by my Grandfather Pietro, a highly respected California farmer, who was very clear with his intentions and values: work hard to do your best everyday, honor the land, honor the family and celebrate often! Memories of aromas from Grandmother Angelina kitchen, family gathering and working in the wine cellar and ranch with my grandfather are carried into my life, those of my children and grandchildren as we harvest together, care for the vineyard and ranch together and gather for flavorful meals from the garden. Some things never change and shouldn’t!”


CE CELLARS

CE CellarsVintner Preston O’Connell

Wines that cater to the modern entertainer

“A childhood spent hands-on at our vineyard estate, I grew to appreciate the multi-faceted aspects of the wine country lifestyle- farm fresh food, the talent and hard work that goes into creating world class wines and the amazing meals to enjoy the bounty! Today, I embark on my own vision of wine for the modern entertainer; the type of person who enjoys an energetic lifestyle, is curious about wine and food, and places strong value on close friends and family celebrations.”


GC NAPA VALLEY CULINARY, HOME, SPA & POOCH

GC Napa ValleyGabrielle Leonhard O’Connell

“My mother stressed the importance of buying & consuming close to the source. It was her European upbringing. She infused oils with herbs, salts with herbs, always experimenting how to raise the bar of flavor. Herbal remedies were her choice for health & wellness. This was my inspiration to produce culinary products to engage home chefs; healthy home & body products- including our pooches, produced from estate grown herbs, citrus, lavender & eucalyptus. Enjoy!”

Our individualistic expression is present in our wines & products. Our collaboration is present in our winery.