The history of Freemark Abbey winery extends to 1886, when a winery was founded on its current site. This estate became famous under the management of Josephine Marlin Tychson, the first woman to own a winery in California. However, the creation of the name Freemark Abbey, dates from 1939, when three partners purchased the winery and used a part of each partner's name to rename it under the current name of Freemark Abbey.
In 1966, a group of new associates took over the winery and put a lot of efforts in modernizing the facility, transforming it into one of the best-known names in Napa Valley.
Freemark Abbey produces around 40,000 cases a year, with an emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon. The single-vineyards Bosche and Sycamore, which are located in the heart of the Rutherford district, represent the best that the winery has to offer. If you are visiting the valley, stop at the tasting room, where you will be able to taste a selection of small-production wines such as a fun Viognier, or a luscious late harvest Riesling, only available at the winery or for its wine club members.