Vérité was established in 1998 through the combined vision and passion of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, and the expertise and experience of Pierre Seillan, one of France’s most highly regarded and respected Vignerons. At Vérité, all the vineyards utilized are in the Mayacamas Range of Sonoma County, offering some of the most diverse soil types and micro climates in California, and therefore offering Pierre an exceptional palette from which to work The vineyards include Alexander Mountain Estate (Alexander Valley), Jackson Park (Bennett Valley), and Kellogg (Knights Valley). From this selection of vineyards and their various micro-crus, Pierre blends wines that express his insight into the great wines of Bordeaux: La Muse: a merlot based wine that delivers the broad richness and depth of great Pomerol. La Joie: a wine that is driven by cabernet sauvignon and offers the power and depth found in Pauillac. Le Désir: a wine which expresses the enchanting aromatics and flavors of cabernet franc and is an analog to outstanding Saint Emilion wines. This old world approach combined with a new world sensibility creates wines that go beyond the traditional concepts associated with “old” and “new” world, resulting in wines that are beyond category. It is no wonder that given this meticulous attention to detail in farming, winemaking and blending, the wines of Vérité have received outstanding recognition as some of the finest wines produced in the world.