Originally opened to the public in the fall of 2005, the Paraduxx winemaking facility is on the Silverado Trail in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. Its centre-piece is an unusual 10-sided fermentation facility. This distinctive decagon structure is an evolutionary reinterpretation of the area's traditional round barns. Although designed to be aesthetically appealing, this building houses a highly efficient, state-of-the-art winemaking facility.
As the winemaker for Paraduxx, David Marchesi is committed to the simple idea that the Napa Valley is capable of producing truly exceptional blends that showcase a uniquely Californian personality. Fusing the ripe flavours of California's native Zinfandel with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx's first bottling embraced the best of both core varietals to produce a fascinating blend with a decidedly Californian personality. With a nod to the great blends of the world-from the Super Tuscan wines of Italy to the Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon blends of Australia, this wine became Paraduxx's flagship bottling. It also became a template for future blends, creating a philosophy to guide Paraduxx's exploration of the union of different varietals. This philosophy can be seen across the Paraduxx portfolio, where every blend features at least one non-Bordeaux varietal. Stylistically, winemaker David Marchesi strives to create blends that capture the essence of their Napa Valley terroir, wines that are inherently ripe, robust and compelling, but that are also impeccably balanced, with the depth, complexity and acidity to complement great modern cuisine.