Dominus Estate

Dominus Estate

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In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne in France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including chateaux Pétrus, la Fleur-Pétrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion.

His love of Napa valley lingered and, in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of yYountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name ‘Dominus’ or’ Lord of the estate’ in latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.

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