Why This Napa Winemaker Jumped Into the Distilling Game

Joe Wagner's name carries weight in the wine world. His surname equates to Napa royalty thanks to his family bestowing Caymus and its celebrated Ca...

December 5, 2022
4:10 AM

Joe Wagner's name carries weight in the wine world. His surname equates to Napa royalty thanks to his family bestowing Caymus and its celebrated Cabernet onto the masses. The fifth-generation winemaker's penchant for producing popular prize-winning Pinot Noir has allowed his moniker to stand out on its own merit, even after he stepped away from the family business and launched his Copper Cane wine portfolio in 2014. His downtown Napa restaurant AVOW and adjacent tasting room Quilt & Co. further deepen his status as a known California wine country commodity.

Rich Manning