Though only a decade has passed since Bart and Daphne Araujo’s prized Eisele Vineyard was sold to Artemis Domaines and the Pinault family (owners of Bordeaux’s Château Latour), they’ve come so far that it seems half a century ago.
A legacy in transition
In 2013, after selling Eisele, they reinvented themselves with the introduction of Accendo Cellars – a label helmed by many of the same friends and family who helped establish Araujo Estate, including second-generation partners Jaime and Greg Araujo, as well as Françoise Peschon, who was the on-site winemaker at Araujo Estate beginning in 1993, and Nigel Kinsman, who joined Araujo Estate in 2007.
Decanter revealed today (4th October) that Bart and Daphne are stepping back from the Accendo day-to-day operations and passing the torch to second-generation partners Jaime and Greg Araujo. For half a year, Bart Araujo will serve in an advisory role as Executive Chairman to ensure a smooth transition.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 wines from Wheeler Farms and Accendo Cellars
10 wines from Wheeler Farms and Accendo Cellars
The wines are listed by colour and score by winery