Terlato Wines Partners with Maxville Lake to Launch Exciting New Wines from Remarkable Chiles Valley Estate

January 27 2017

Lake Bluff, Ill. Jan. 27, 2017 – Terlato Wines today announced a long-term partnership to launch Maxville Wines, a brand that showcases the world-class potential of Napa Valley’s Chiles Valley. 

Maxville wines are handcrafted by renowned Bordeaux-born winemaker Camille Benitah in a new, state-of-the-art winery on the Maxville Lake property.  “The Chiles Valley is real and rural and absolutely awe-inspiring,” said Benitah.  “This is really an undiscovered part of the Napa Valley – it has so much history, but it’s also still pristine.”

Four Maxville wines from will make their U.S. debut in the Terlato portfolio: a Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc ranging from $55 - $66 SRP and a Sauvignon Blanc at $33 SRP.  Recently, three Maxville wines have received reviews of 90 points of higher from one of the most influential publications.  Maxville 2014 Petite Sirah received 93 points, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc received 91 points and 2014 Cabernet Franc received 90 points.

“Terlato was the only company we wanted to partner with to launch our wines,” said Maxville Lake CEO Anthony Hsu. “Terlato is known for their excellent portfolio, and we are excited to show the world what beautiful Chiles Valley and Maxville Lake winery and vineyards have to offer.”

Benitah and Associate Winemaker Greg Fitzgerald create the wines in Maxville Lake’s production facility, which is situated on their 1,000-acre property.  Vineyards were first planted on the property in 1974 and 100 acres are now under vine.  Maxville Lake harvested its first vintage in 2014 after purchasing the land – 15 years after Chiles Valley was officially designated an AVA.

“The Maxville team shares our commitment to quality for their wines and their exceptional winery facility and vineyards,” said William A. Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. “These are exceptional wines from a must see - destination winery.  They stand with Napa Valley’s finest wines.”

Chiles Valley is situated well above the Napa Valley floor, with Maxville Lake’s vineyards located at elevations between 900 and 1,200 feet. Afternoons are sunny and warm, but nighttime temperatures plunge. A longer growing season encourages full phenolic maturity, giving the grapes tremendous complexity. Dry farming helps convey the inherent qualities of the land to the grapes, and minimal intervention in the winery delivers those qualities to the bottle.

For those interested in experiencing the splendor of Chiles Valley first-hand, guided tastings will be available at Maxville Lake Winery to the trade and the public by appointment.  Soon, the winery will be available for private events.  The property boasts its own 12-acre lake for fishing and trails for hiking and horseback riding, as well as luxury guest cottages.

Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy. For more information, please visit www.terlatowines.com.

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Maxville, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de La Tour, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Georges Roumier; Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Mathilde Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Schieferkopf, Trenel; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fizz 56, GAJA, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Pieve Santa Restituta, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella.  Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.