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Accendo Cellars

A Preferred Vintner of the NetJets Vintner Circle program

Inspired by the revolutionary Napa Valley wines of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Accendo® pays homage to an earlier era and marks a beginning of a promising new paradigm.

New Direction in Winemaking + Homage to the Past

Accendo—the Latin verb that means to inflame or to arouse—perfectly embodies the bold, creative, and opulent wines of the Araujo family’s latest endeavor in winemaking.

As stewards of the historic Eisele Vineyard for the last quarter of a century, Bart and Daphne Araujo are longstanding and esteemed members of the Napa Wine Valley community. Following their sale of Araujo Estate to the owner of Château Latour, they brought their wealth of experience and passion to Accendo Cellars, the new winegrowing venture they founded in 2013 with the next generation of the Araujo family, Jaime Araujo Bézian and Greg Araujo.

Accendo Cellars is a collaborative winemaking venture that evokes the iconic Napa Valley blended Cabernets of the 1950s, '60s and '70s that were sourced from multiple vineyards throughout Napa Valley. This paradigm defines Accendo Cellars’ winemaking: to produce blended multilayered cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc wines sourced from grapes from some of the finest vineyard sites and terroir in Napa Valley. The results are exquisite blends that evoke the diversity, complexity, and richness of Napa Valley’s unique terroir and history.
Quote Open“For years Napa Valley has nurtured and humbled us in ways we could never have imagined. It is our hope that Accendo will shine a new light on this magical place we call home.”
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Bart Araujo, Daphne Araujo, Jaime Araujo, Greg Araujo

A Modern and Tranquil Experience

Accendo Cellars is located on the picturesque Wheeler Farms in St. Helena—the heart and soul of Napa Valley. When guests arrive at Accendo, they are greeted by lush garden beds that surround the brand-new, state-of-the-art winery. The garden beds evoke the agricultural diversity of Wheeler Farms that is the foundation of Accendo’s mission. The modern, highly functional wood and stone winery complex features a homelike hospitality space with a large stone fireplace, open kitchen, and expansive outdoor patio. With vistas of Napa Valley at every turn, the hospitality space is the perfect setting to relax and taste Accendo’s elegant wines.

When our Owners arrange for flights to and throughout Napa Valley, California, we highly recommend a special visit to Accendo Cellars. NetJets is honored to include Accendo Cellars as one of its preferred vintners. Like NetJets, Accendo Cellars focuses on exceptional experiences for its customers and guests.

We were proud to feature Accendo Cellars as the honored vintner at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival. In return, Accendo Cellars provides NetJets Owners with private tours, tastings, dedicated concierge services, and access to library wines.
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“Time is the most precious commodity that we have. The ability to manage our travel with NetJets allows us so much more flexibility. Through the Vintner Circle, we are being introduced to a whole new group of wine consumers. It’s a very intriguing concept and we’re pleased to be part of the NetJets Vintner Circle.”
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