Neiman Cellars is the all-consuming passion and project of Drew Neiman. Drew was introduced to the trade by his cousins who owned a groovy wine shop in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He came to Napa in 1994 to work under legendary winemaker John Kongsgaard, rising through the ranks from harvest help to assistant winemaker by way of UC Davis.
Drew established Neiman Cellars in 1997 with 3 tons of fruit. Grower roster includes David Abreu, John Caldwell, and Pat Haynes, farming arguably some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley. Total production is 600 cases of minimal intervention, handcrafted, artisan small batch wine.
Wine critic Robert Parker called him “brilliant”. He’s been mentioned in FOOD & WINE, Wine Spectator, InStyle, and has poured his wine at the James Beard House in New York City. Neiman Cellars is featured on the wine lists of fancy restaurants including the French Laundry, Per Se, Gary Danko, and The Beverly Hills Hotel.