Perry and Carolyn Butler purchased their 42 acre Spring Mountain property in 1997. Developing the vineyards in the rocky soils of Spring Mountain proved that wine was truly a labor of love. After replanting our Estate to 90% cabernet sauvignon with small amounts of merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot, Juslyn achieved the first Estate Cabernet release of just 80 cases in 2000. In 2001, production increased to 170 cases of wine that has since displayed elegance in the style of premier cru Bordeaux. Each Estate vintage thereafter has been more productive, and, now, 12 years of vine maturation benefits produces about 2.5 tons/acre from the 8-acre hillside vineyard. Every vintage becomes more exciting to experience firsthand the future of Juslyn right here at home.
Since then, there has been no turning back. In 2003, Stephanie DeMasi was hired and has since become Managing Partner. The team is committed to making the best wine possible from the acclaimed Spring Mountain District. Having received 95+points from accredited publications like Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate since the 2004 vintage, Juslyn is consistently a quality producer from this landmark site.
Heading up work in the vineyards is Renteria Vineyard Management, led by Salvador and Oscar Renteria, who have produced outstanding grapes for many prestigious Napa Valley vineyards. With their help, Juslyn Vineyards has been able to select the most appropriate varieties for our vineyards and consistently farm the highest quality fruit.
In the cellar, Juslyn has benefited from the experience and expertise of winemaker Craig MacLean since the very first vintage. With a Masters Degree from the University of California, Davis, Craig began his career as assistant winemaker at Markham Vineyards in 1987 before moving on to other Spring Mountain wineries, Cain and Spring Mountain Vineyards.