Name:H. William Harlan
Company:Harlan Estate, Meadowood Napa Valley, BOND Estates
What makes them haute:
The former real estate developer came to Napa Valley in search of the ideal land to create a world-class wine, and discovered Meadowood, which was founded in 1964 as a private club. While it wasn’t what he was looking for in a winery, he saw potential for the property to become a center for life in Napa Valley, which he created. He continued his quest for the perfect plot for his winery and found it in a hillside estate in Oakville, now home to Harlan Estate, which has never produced more than 2,000 cases in a year, making it a cult classic. His latest venture, BOND Estates, is a portfolio of wines from various vineyard sites across Napa Valley that represent the very best of Napa Valley.