VASO Cellars | The Vessel of Napa Valley
July 3rd, 2019
The definition of VASO translates to “vessel.” And by way of VASO cellars in alignment with Dana Estates, we share the beauty and potential of the Napa Valley with you through our story, philosophy, farming practices and wine produced as one of the most reputable Napa Valley wineries in the region.
VASO wines are crafted to express the land from which they’re grown. To us, that means less new oak to make the wines more approachable while young, with enough stricture to still age for years to come. It’s a delicate balance we are able to strike thanks to our overarching philosophy that guides our winemaking and the entire VASO experience from start to finish.
A Blend That Makes Brings Harmony
We’ve blended together our past, present and future into what represents VASO today. Our proprietor Hi Sang Lee brought his Korean heritage to Napa when he purchased the property where VASO lives in 2005. Also home to Dana Estates, the property brings forward its past as a pre-prohibition “ghost winery.” At present, thanks to esteemed designer Howard Backen, the Estate brings together original elements of the winery with modern touches to represent the beauty and harmonious nature that represents the best of Napa Valley wineries across the board.
Our philosophy derives its inspiration from the Korean Moon Jar, the design of which is made by the joining of two hemispherical halves. VASO Cellars itself is a vessel for the beauty and uniqueness that is Napa Valley, much like the way the Moon Jar represents a Korean national treasure, admired for its beauty which inspires artists in many forms.
“A perfect union happens when the top and the bottom surrender their individual selves and reach a compromise to exist forever as 'one'.
— Young Sook Park”
The artistry of our Napa Valley wineries wines starts in the vineyards, as Nature paints the perfect picture, and it is our duty to frame it. Our minimal interference in the cellar produces the master blend of 4 vineyards that makes our VASO Cabernet Sauvignon, and signature age-worthy Sauvignon Blanc.
Wines That Define Their Place
VASO Cabernet Sauvignon
A blend of four unique sites highlighted by our Hershey Vineyard site atop Howell Mountain, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our flagship wine. It’s a showcase of the expressive quality of this iconic varietal and its ability to shine when planted at elevation.
VASO Sauvignon Blanc
Sourced from the high-elevation vines from Hershey Vineyard, this 1.7 acre lot production is crafted to be an age-worthy Sauvignon Blanc. Marked minerality, lively acidity, and 18 months in cement, oak and stainless steel produce a captivating expression of this wine for years to come.
We welcome you to contact us for an unforgettable in-person experience to taste our wines at the Estate. You are also welcome to join our allocation list which gives exclusive access to VASO wines that you can experience from home. We look forward to showing you what it means to hold the spirit of Napa Valley in a glass.