Crafted by Russell Bevan, one of the most sought-after winemakers in California today, Addax is an artisan winery founded by Brian Kearney and Josh Peeples. What began with a few friends and a few barrels of Cabernet in 2009 has evolved into a phenomenal portfolio of wines, including Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Petaluma Gap and Sta. Rita Pinot Noir, and a selection of Sonoma Chardonnays.
After more than a decade, we continue our quest to work with exceptional vineyard sites to produce wines with brazen personality. As a part of The Institution family of wines, made at 2100 Hoffmane Lane, we utilize our winery in Yountville to highlight some of California’s most sought-after vineyards. Our dedicated cellar team is passionate about producing wines that stand shoulder to shoulder with the most sought after wines in the world.
Winemaker Russell Bevan
A native of Sonoma, Russell began his wine career as an avid collector and syndicated wine columnist. In 2005 he made the leap of faith into the cellar and quickly became one of the most celebrated winemakers in California. Russell has earned over 15 100-point wines in his career, including the world's only 100-point wine in 2011. Russell has been the winemaker for Addax for the past decade and continues to display his passion and energy in every bottle.
I continue to be blown away by the wines from Russell Bevan...These are by no means shy wines, but their richness and complexity are remarkable. Despite their massive size, concentration and density, they reveal tremendous polish, finesse and elegance.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate