The Magic of Wine Begins in the Vineyard

Just like me, every vine has a journey and a story. After arriving in Napa, from Oaxaca, Mexico, I fell in love with the valley and never wanted to leave. Spending time in the vineyards as a laborer, I discovered the joy of learning the process. Working with the air, soil, water and weather to grow grapes of extraordinary quality. Over the years I have been blessed to collectively work alongside the people who taught me, to create processes and standards that are in use in today’s vineyards.

I went from working for other wineries to owning and operating my own vineyard management company established in 1996. Now managing over 200 acres of some of Napa’s most prestigious vineyards. I walk the fields and taste the grapes often to ensure everything is working in concert for the perfect grape. It is a joy to see these wineries succeed and the wines gain critical acclaim.

In 2005, my wife Gloria and I started our own wine label. We have a small estate on the valley floor at the base of Atlas Peak. This gives our vineyard a unique growing opportunity. I am enormously proud of the wines we produce at Bazán Cellars. Every wine we create is unique and elegant and speaks to the heart of both Gloria and I. Come, join us with a glass of wine and celebrate the magic of the grapes.


Mario has long dreamt the completion of the circle that is in the vineyard by seeing the grapes cultivated into an exquisite bottle that people will take home and allow to become part of the family. The harvest of our inaugural vintage of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 2005 brought Mario’s vision from vineyard to winery. 


In the 15 years since our 2005 vintage, we have enjoyed our journey, which has been an incredible one. Expanding our selections from Estate Cabernet to Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Sauvignon Blanc, Millikin Creek, a Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and just this spring releasing a Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. All vineyards and grapes Mario manages, of course. 


Mario Bazán Cellars is fast rolling into the ever changing future. Our ability to maneuver through these ever changing times is in large part to Gloria’s ability to adapt. Gloria’s steadfast determination and love of sharing the wines she and Mario create together.

"Grapes become the fulfillment of our hopes."

  -David DeSantos            

Downtown Napa
Opera House Plaza @ First St. Bridge
1000 Main Street – Suite 150

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Last seating one hour prior to closing
Closed Monday & Wednesday