Araujo, Eisele, History, Overview
Eisele Vineyard, the Araujo Estate located in the eastern part of the Calistoga appellation, established in 1886. Like many growers, in early days Vineyard produces Zinfandel and Riesling, latter it starts the plantation of Cabernet Sauvignon. Modern Era of Eisele Vineyard began in 1969 when it was purchased by Milt Eisele and Barbara Eisele. Rather than winemaking they sell the grapes to wine makers. Initially they sold their fruits to Robert Mondavi.
Since Robert refused to add Eisele name, they formed with Ridge Vineyard. And thus in 1971, Ridge Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon became one of the first vineyard designated wine in California, this leds the popularity of fruits of Eisele Vineyard. In 1990, Eisele Vineyard sold to Bart and Daphne Araujo. Over the year, the Araujo owns 137 acres of vineyard and thus Araujo Estate formed. Their first debut vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon got immense popularity in
California. This is due to biodynamic farming techniques, unique terrior with sustainable techniques.
Serving & Food Pairing Tips
Eisele Vineyard, Arauju is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, ribs, hamburger, barbecue, roasted braised and stews. Its a good match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushroom and pasta.Red Wine of Eisele Vineyard, Arauju is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives wines more freshness. Alban Wines are bold, big, ripe.