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TVH Announces New Winemaking Team

Jeremy Nickel is pleased to announce the addition of his new winemaking team for The Vineyard House Winery: Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky of Atelier Melka. In the relentless pursuit of producing unrivaled wine from his pedigreed estate, Jeremy knew these two iconic winemakers would be the perfect fit.

In 2005 Jeremy Nickel, son of Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, launched his new winery, The Vineyard House. “TVH” is an intimate Cabernet Sauvignon focused winery built on the very same principles as his family’s business’s: integrity, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Following his father’s passing, Jeremy inherited the historic farmhouse along with one of their most prized vineyards. Inspired by the life Gil Nickel led, Jeremy decided to use the property as a launching point for a tribute winery to his father’s legacy. Growing up, the family always referred to this house as “The Vineyard House.” It only seemed natural that Jeremy’s new brand should carry that very same name.

Surrounded by some of the most sought after, highly prized wines in the Valley, The Vineyard House Winery is located along the western hills of Napa Valley’s famed Oakville region. Names like Harlan, Bond, Futo and Promontory all lend credence to the soils they share, and the vineyards connecting their properties. The Vineyard House is producing world-class wines from 26 acres of estate vineyards.

More on Philippe:

Born and raised in France, Philippe worked for Chateau Haut Brion before moving to Napa in 1991. He first worked for Dominus Estate before returning home and working at Chateau Petrus. Philippe returned Napa in 1994 and has called this his home ever since. For the past 20 years Philippe has served as the winemaking consultant for some of Napa’s most highly regarded properties.

More on Maayan:

Born and raised in Israel, Maayan moved to Napa in 2011 and has made quite a splash. Maayan has been called “the next big winemaker” and was named one of the 40 under 40 by Wine Enthusiast in 2019. In addition to making wine for some of the finest wineries in Israel, Maayan has an impressive list in Napa Valley with the likes of Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle.

Here's to great things to come!
Jeremy Nickel


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