~ Quintessa ~
Located in the prestigious AVA of Rutherford in Napa Valley, the property that is now Quintessa had become very sought after following the death of original owner George Mardikian. However, Valeria Huneeus’ vision for the property won the trust of the Mardikian family and in 1990 they agreed to sell the land to Agustin and Valeria Huneeus. In honor of the five dramatic hills and five distinct microclimates, Agustin and Valeria christened the property Quintessa. Today, the property is planted to the classic Bordeaux grape varieties in 26 vineyard blocks on 280 acres. Gorgeous would be an understatement in describing the property which includes a lake, a river, and crescent shaped winery which is designed to blend in to the eastern-facing hillside. Enjoy either the 2011 or the 2012 vintage of Quintessa on your dining experience in Kai!