Salexis Wines are artistically crafted wines from John and Ann Gibson in the Napa Valley. The name Salexis is derived from their daughter's name Sarah Alexis. John is the highly skilled, well known winemaker. Ann assists John in the cellar as well as works in the office. Sarah is currently in college.
Salexis Wines began as a 20 year dream for John. While working as winemaker for family owned wineries and vineyards such as
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Vine Cliff Winery, Snowden Vineyards, Frazier Winery, Rockledge Vineyards, Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards,
Beckstoffer Vineyards, and Gerber Vineyards, John found himself among some great fruit. In 1998, when some of the best Merlot grapes
in the valley were made available from Snowden Vineyards, his dream came true. Thus the first vintage of Salexis Wines was
We now concentrate our efforts on the making of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2001, Salexis began to make Chardonnay, Ann's favorite wine. John turned to an old friend and grape grower from his days at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Andrew Beckstoffer, to provide Salexis with superior Chardonnay grapes from his Carneros Lake Vineyard.
Knowing that Cabernet Sauvignon is what the Napa Valley is best known for, it was only a matter of time before Salexis dove into this impressive varietal. Salexis is working with small independent growers in several appellations of the Napa Valley. In 2005, Salexis started making a Cabernet Sauvignon. Rather than giving it a vineyard designation, the wine is labeled Napa Valley. In extraordinary vintages, they produce a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The Salexis Wines label was conceived by the three loves in John and Ann's lives. The chambered nautilus shell in the background represents John's passion for scuba diving and underwater photography. The depiction of Native American Indian pottery in the foreground represents Ann's appreciation for pottery from the Southwest region of the US. The name Salexis represents their love for their only child, Sarah Alexis.
Salexis Wines is committed to producing the highest quality wines. The quantities are limited in size that allows John and Ann to do all of the work themselves insuring that you receive only the very best wines. They believe that wine is best accompanied with food, family, and friends. Enjoy their wine in good health!