FREDERICK H. SCHRADER
What started as a dream has become a reality for Napa Valley vintner Fred Schrader — to produce world-class wines that bear his name.
It all started back in 1988, when Fred attended the Napa Valley Wine Auction with good friend and Chrisitie's auctioneer, Brian Cole. At the time, Fred simply wanted to come out to the valley, have a great time and enjoy fine wines. Twenty years later, in addition to having a great time and enjoying fine wines, Fred produces namesake Cabernets that consistently garner top-ratings from America's most renowned critics.
After his visit to the wine auction, Fred was captivated by the wine business and in soon cofounded the now legendary Colgin-Schrader Cellars and ensconced the husband-and-wife team of Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer at the winemaking helm. In Helen and John, Fred found a stellar team absolutely committed to making the highest quality wines possible.
Following the success of Colgin-Schrader Cellars, Fred founded his namesake Schrader Cellars in 1998 with the finest vineyard resources and winemaking talents available. Today, along with his wife Carol and gifted winemaker Thomas Brown, Fred creates benchmark wines from the Napa Valley's premier vineyard estates.
According to Fred, "Every year is a new child. We come out on a yearly basis with both guns blazing, no-holds-barred, to make the purest and finest wines possible. Wines we love to enjoy. That's what makes it so interesting and so exciting."
Along with his passion for wine, Fred is an avid collector and dealer fine art and antiques, aficionado of fine cigars, and most recently, an accomplished racer of vintage sports cars.
Go Fred, Go!
• Co-Founder, Colgin-Schrader Cellars, 1992-1997
• Consultant, Colgin Cellars, 1997-2002
• Founder, Schrader Cellars since 1998
• Partner, Aston Estate since 2001
• Founder, Vieux-Os since 2001
• Founder, Double Diamond since 2002
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