Serendipity has no timetable. It happens, or it doesn’t. But once in a very great while, the stars and planets align perfectly, and in just that moment, magic happens.
And so, it was when Michael Dellar, a restaurateur whose restaurants have earned Michelin Stars and James Beard Awards, and Mort Friedkin, a real estate developer of extraordinary properties, climbed a hill on Soda Canyon Road in Napa Valley after a 20-year vineyard quest. They immediately understood the possibilities.
The aging process enhances the magic of what comes before. First, each vintage spends approximately 27 months in a combination of new and neutral French Oak barrels before bottling. Then, our unique practice of bottle-aging Stardust for up to three years before release helps to align all the elements into a truly delicious and harmonious wine of classic proportions, ready to enjoy upon purchase, but with excellent aging potential.
Stardust is the magic in the soil, the grapes, and the dreams of the viticulturists and winemakers who create our celestial wine.