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Sunday, May 1 2022

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

By: Anthony Gismondi
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

In 1996 after years of searching, Betty O'Shaughnessy began what today is O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery with the purchase of vineyards in Oakville.

Soon thereafter she acquired vineyards on Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, and all three locations are at heart of today's wines. 2002 marked the first release for O'Shaughnessy. We caught up with president and founding winemaker Sean Capiaux from inside their barrel cellar on Howell Mountain, 20 minutes north of St. Helena, to discuss O'Shaughnessey's latest release, the Howell Mountain 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 25 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million monthly users from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource full of tasting notes, intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.