Introducing!

Wayne Family Estate wines are inspired by The Duke’s life and how he achieved the ultimate American dream through hard work and determination – supporting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

Countdown!

Don’t miss out on the inaugural shipment by becoming a member of The Duke Wine Club. With two wine club level options, discover the best fit for your budget & lifestyle. Club seniority is based on your sign-up date! The inaugural shipment is on February 17th!

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John Wayne American

The Genuine Article

America’s Duke was tough, honorable, ready to laugh and share a drink, and always ready to what men had to do in order to see justice done. He didn’t ask you to like him. He asked you to live up to him.

From small-town Iowa to Hollywood stardom, John Wayne’s life story is one for the books.  Some of his greatest roles were the ones he played off the silver screen supporting causes important to him and spending time with his family and friends.

Wayne Family Estate is dedicated to making wines that inspire like the life of The Duke who pursued the American dream through hard work and determination.  These unique traits can be found in each bottle of our handcrafted wines produced at our historic winery on the Silverado Trail in Calistoga, Calif. – Napa Valley.

Join us in celebrating The Genuine Article with each glass of amazing wine and support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation bringing courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer.

The Wine

INTRODUCING OUR INAUGURUAL COLLECTION!

The Duke

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Reserve – Napa Valley

John Wayne is the portrait of an American whose confidence embodies the virtues that are well worth preserving: the dislike for pettiness and love of hard work; the courage to be lonely in pursuing your goals; the respect for individuals in all their determination; and above all, the willingness to fight and die for a cause bigger than yourself. All of that is John Wayne, and it’s neither male nor female, conservative nor liberal. What it is, and always was, is American.

“All I’m for is the liberty of the individual.” – John Wayne

Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representation of the appellation’s preeminent varietal. Notes of black cherry, blackberry and plum are complemented by hits of toasted oak, dried currant and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and ample brightness on the palate give way to a polished mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish.
$95 / Bottle

26 Bar

2019 Chardonnay – Reserve – Napa Valley

John Wayne lived as he worked during his free time, spending time out on the range raising cattle and chasing adventures on the open water – a true outdoorsman.

Along with his longtime friend Louis Johnson, The Duke owned a 14,000-acre working purebred Hereford cattle ranch in Arizona – the 26 Bar Ranch. It raised more than 400 bulls each year. Each year at the ranch, John Wayne would preside over an annual Thanksgiving bull auction.

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

From the chalky soil of the Carneros region in southern Napa Valley, this beauty exhibits balanced fruit with tarte acidity making this wine a classic example of Premium Napa Valley Chardonnay and sure to bring home top prize at the show.
$56 / Bottle

The Duke

Sparkling Blanc de Noirs – Reserve – Méthode Champenoise – Napa Valley

More significant than any screen performance was John Wayne’s real-life commitment to the brave men and women of our United States Armed Forces. John Wayne represented the heart of America by showing his unwavering appreciation to military service members sacrificing their lives by participating in USO tours during World War II and the Vietnam War. Duke would perform and meet with soldiers, giving them a bit of home and a reason to press on.

“I am an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, flag waving patriot.” – John Wayne

Our premium sparkling wine – meticulously and artfully made in the traditional champagne method – rivals anything from the best Champagne houses in Épernay and Reims. Join us and toast to the men and women of our Armed Forces that have fought and died preserving our liberty and justice for all.
$85 / Bottle

Club Format and Cost

In order to receive the twice a year shipments and be eligible to purchase additional bottles at club pricing, you must be a member of The Duke Wine Club. A $50 one-time, non-refundable deposit will be processed to secure your first shipment only. This deposit will be deducted from your first club shipment cost. Wines are released in two 3-bottle or 6-bottle shipments each year based on the club level you select. The cost will range based on your selections.
Each club shipment for 3-bottle members will arrive in a cardboard shipper that can be upgraded to a fire-branded wooden crate for a discounted price of $25 ($50 Value). All club shipments for 6-bottle members will arrive in a wooden crate at no additional cost ($99 Value). Except for your one-time, non-refundable $50 deposit, your card will not be charged until the Release date. Again, the $50 deposit will be deducted from your first shipment cost.
Each club shipment can also include a special welcome package and gift at no additional cost ($30 Value). You can customize your wine selections – so get what you want! New, library and special edition wines will be offered for your selection. There is no long-term commitment, and you may cancel at any time.
Please review The Duke Wine Club member levels and benefits on the comparison matrix presented on the Club page. Enjoy your wine, and remember, when you share a glass, gift a bottle or visit our tasting room in Napa Valley together, you are supporting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation!

The Cause

John Wayne Cancer Foundation

John Wayne beat lung cancer in 1964.  He died 15 years later after a struggle with cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease.

To honor his memory, his family created the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in 1985 with a mission to lead the fight against cancer with courage, strength and grit.  The John Wayne Cancer Foundation funds novel and innovative programs that improve patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

The Wayne Family Estate wine club and sales support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

Horse’s Mouth

“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.”
John Wayne
The Genuine Article
“John Wayne represents so many things to so many people. But to me, he was a bold, outgoing individual who was full of life, constantly moving forward … And nobody sat on a horse like my dad. I can’t wait for you to taste our exquisite wines and share them with the ones you love.”
Ethan Wayne
President, John Wayne Enterprises
“I was lucky to grow up around John Wayne in Southern California and be part of many western movies and TV shows like Gunsmoke & Yellowstone. I look forward to honoring John with my art on a future wine label and sharing a glass with my wife Goldie.”
Buck Taylor
Western Actor & Renowned Artist
“Appearing in more than 175 films during a career that spanned a half-century, John Wayne became the personification of the Western hero and an American icon. I am honored to make these wines with Ethan in celebration of all that is John Wayne in the hearts of all Americans.”
Brandon R. Chaney
Proprietor & CEO, Wayne Family Estate

Experience the Benefits and Lifestyle!

 

Membership supports the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Club membership options to best fit your budget and lifestyle

Two shipments of three or six bottles per year (minimum to retain The Duke Wine Club seniority)

Wine received in a handmade vintage Wayne Family Estate fire-branded wooden crate

Exclusive access to limited releases and library wines

Exclusive access to the gift website to gift wines and merchandise to friends and family

Online store access at 20% discount for refreshing your wine collection and gifting

Complimentary wine tasting experiences at Fairwinds in Napa Valley (6-Bottle Club Members)

Special access to Wayne Family Estate only events and experiences in Napa & Fort Worth

Napa Valley sister brand wines are offered at 10% off

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