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Heidi Barret is considered to be one of the best Winemakers in Napa/Sonoma counties California. With one of the best commutes to work of any winemaker. She flies her own helicopter to work! In 2002, Heidi partnered with longtime friend John Schwartz to create Amuse Bouche, a Pomerol-inspired Merlot from Napa Valley.
She has been a wine judge at various competitions over the last 20 years, was president of Napa Valley Wine Tech, and has graced the covers of both The Wine News and The Wine Enthusiast. She has been a featured guest on several television programs, was winemaker of the year, made Parker’s list of wine personalities of the year 1994,1995 and is on Parker’s wine heroines list of 1998 (one of two from the US). Parker has dubbed her the “first lady of wine”.
Blended Reds are Crafted in the Pomerol style, Amuse Bouche 2018 is a blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc from our vineyards in the east Rutherford hills of Napa Valley.
Pinot Noir, Red Wine Blends