The Kapcsandy Collection

The Kapcsándy (pronounced "Cup-chon-dy") story is a unique combination of old-world values and American ingenuity, combining classic European grand cru-style with modern state-of-the-art technology.  Most of all, it’s the story of a family that’s simply passionate about wine.

Lou Kapcsándy emigrated to the U.S. from his native Hungary in 1956 and embarked on an extremely successful career in chemical engineering and manufacturing. Through colleagues in the wine business, he began sourcing exceptional European wines for his cellar, while simultaneously mentoring an emergent group of local entrepreneurs who would become early icons of Washington State’s wine industry.

In 1998, a visit by Lou and his wife, Bobbie, to one of Bordeaux’s centuries-old estates, Leoville-Las Cases, planted a seed of desire:  to create a wine-based business in partnership with their son, Louis, Jr., and to retire in California’s Napa Valley. The family began touring properties for sale, and within three months they discovered a singular 20-acre parcel in Yountville, one the original crown jewels of Beringer Estates Private Reserve Cabernet program.  In May 2000, they closed escrow on the property and embarked upon a rigorous plan to replant the vineyard after two years of reintroducing essential nutrients to the soil.

In 2002, the Kapcsándys completely replanted their vineyard site to 15 specific blocks, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, then construction was finalized on a state-of-the-art winery in September 2005.  Finally, the family began to implement its longtime vision: to consistently produce wines of “First Growth” quality that could rival any region or winery in the world.  To that end, the family lives and works on-site since 2004, overseeing all aspects of the vineyard management and winemaking operations.

Once again, Lou Kapcsandy, his son Louis, and their winemaking consultant Denis Malbec, have exploited to great acclaim this wonderful terroir in Yountville, producing an array of world-class wines that merit serious attention”

– Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

We have an incredible selection of vintages available today of both their State Lane and Roberta’s Reserve. These were all purchased on release by one private collector – provenance couldn’t be more perfect on them!


Sell Your Fine Wines

Selling your wine shouldn’t feel like it is a full time job. GRW provides liquidity to your collection. We make it easy for you to decide what to sell and when, so you get the biggest return on every bottle.


Protecting Your Investment

Our 6,000 sq ft warehouse is a temperature controlled facility in Carlsbad, CA maintained at 55 degrees with a state of the art cooling system.  GRW ships all wine via FedEx, GSO, or refrigerated trucks. We only use professional Styrofoam shipping boxes and during months with extreme weather, include thermo packaging to protect your wines. 

Wine is a Simple Pleasure

We believe the experience of getting a great bottle of wine should be as simple as enjoying one. Our team passionately curates exclusive and rare wines. Making exploring wines easy and pleasurable so you can spend more time enjoying the wine in your glass.