By identifying a Grand Cru® vineyard, we are not just identifying what is great terroir or what makes great wine… Wine quality is a function of where it is grown and how we adapt to it.
Winemaker, Pott Wine, Napa Valley, California
“Winemaker of the Year,” Food and Wine Magazine (2012)
Great wines come from great places and only great places… These vineyards deserve acknowledgement as Grand Cru vineyards – as being above and beyond the normalcy of everyday vineyards.
Founder and Winemaker, Achával-Ferrer Winery, Mendoza, Argentina
Founder and Winemaker, The Farm Winery, Paso Robles, California
We are [working] to bring the U.S. wine community together and designate the very best vineyards in the country. With the support of top winemakers and veteran grape growers, we will publically recognize [our] best vineyards.
Food and Wine Consultant, Restaurateur and Hospitality Expert
[As] an American wine grower and producer, I support the efforts and mission of the American Grand Cru Society®. To highlight these vineyards and to educate us is a more truthful and more transparent approach to [identifying] great wines.