Embracing the spirit of camaraderie and enjoyment, Newsom and acclaimed composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty decided to open a winery that would embody the essence of PlumpJack’s character. Their vision took shape when they acquired a historic 42-acre Estate in the heart of Napa Valley, renowned for producing dynamic, long-lived wines that captured the essence of Oakville, dating back to 1881.
Over the years, the property changed hands and found its way to different owners, including James and Anne McWilliams, in 1974. Then, in 1995, the McWilliams received a proposal to revive winemaking at the historic Estate. Thus, PlumpJack Estate Winery was born with a commitment to crafting high-quality wines that celebrated the land and remained approachable.