Fred Schrader founded Schrader Cellars in 1998 with a goal of making the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon possible. Since then, the brand has gained renown for its incredible vineyard sourcing (Beckstoffer To Kalon, Las Piedras, and Georges III) and remarkably gifted winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown. Since its inception, Schrader has achieved a total of thirty-five 100-point scores from the likes of The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Jeb Dunnuck, and James Suckling. Fred met Thomas Rivers Brown in 2000 — when Thomas had yet to make his first Cabernet Sauvignon — while Thomas was working at a local wine shop, and quickly recruited him to the Schrader team. United by a shared dream of producing “no- holds- barred” wines of the highest caliber, Fred’s instinct to hire the passionate youth was spot on. With fantastic natural ability and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Thomas has overseen all aspects of Schrader’s vineyard management and winemaking practices ever since. 

Drawing from his fine art background and the knowledge that pedigree sustains throughout the process, Fred knew that to create the finest wines he had to begin with the finest grapes. As true today as it was when Fred started Schrader Cellars, their benchmark wines are made from grapes grown exclusively on Napa Valley’s most prestigious and historic vineyard estates. Schrader wine is available only through allocation, with wine aficionados around the globe waiting years to get ahold of some of Napa’s most prized Cabernets.