The Neal Family has been hosting an annual cellar depletion party for 22 years, sharing the wines out of Mark’s personal cellar. Originally, the funds directly supported the St. Helena Montessori School. In 2014, when Jessica, Zachary, and Demitria were all students at St. Helena High School, Mark established the Neal Family Scholarship to assist college students in their pursuit of the study of agriculture, with the recipient being announced at the annual Neal Family Cellar Depletion Dinner.
While Jack Neal was just starting his vineyard management company in 1968 out of his own garage, his wife, Athene, had her garden of flowers and many seasonal vegetables and fruit to support her small truck garden business in Rutherford. Athene and her Greek immigrant mother, Zmora, would spend hours at a time deshelling walnuts
Vermentino Wine Vermentino is a wine with so many faces, and yet only one identity. Many recognize it for the very intense, but not yet aromatic, bouquet, based on citrus fruits, white flowers, aromatic herbs such as thyme and basil and not too ripe yellow fruit. Above all, one will find the call of the