Green & Red Vineyard
Green & Red Vineyards’ story begins in 1969 when founder Jay Heminway discovered what would soon become the Green & Red estate in Chiles Canyon on the eastern edge of Napa Valley. Jay was teaching sculpture at U.C. Berkeley in the 1960’s and formed a close-knit group of friends who had a renewed appreciation for local and authentic food and wine Alice Waters who founded the world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse, where a specially bottled Zinfandel made by the winery has been the house red for over 35 years. In 1977, Jay and Pam Heminway produced their first public vintage using a simple basket press and bottling by hand with the help of Jay’s daughter Tobin. Green & Red vineyards’ reputation for excellent fruit has gained the attention of like-minded growers such as Robert Biale of Biale Vineyards and Tegan Passalaqua of Turley Vineyards who work together to bottle Zinfandel from the estate. In 2019, Jay Heminway passed away leaving Green & Red in the hands of his daughter, Tobin Heminway, and her husband Ray Hanningan alongside Aaron Whitlatch, former assistant winemaker at Mayacamas Vineyards.