Why Wine?

Never mind the six million album covers around the world that feature Andy Katz’s photographs, or his dozen books of gorgeous photos that grace countless coffee tables around the country, or the many awards on his mantel earned from five decades of work around the world. It was all an excuse.

An excuse to drink world class wine. To learn what it takes to make world class wine. And to spend time with his young son Jesse.

Andy brought Jesse to the the most famous vineyards on earth, from the heart of Burgundy to the hills of Tuscany. He may not have admitted it at the time, but Andy’s gambit worked. Barely a decade later, Jesse is now one of the most exciting — and accomplished — winemakers in the world, recently gracing the cover of Wine Enthusiast as a rising young star who is doing nothing less than “changing the way the world drinks.” The son of a man who, through his photographs, changes the way the world sees wine.

It’s a perfect combination. Jesse supplies the grapes, Andy supplies the images. And together they make wines worthy of their travels.

Aperture. World class wines. Katz and Katz. A world class pairing.

Aperture Cellars


The 2014 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon is a silky, concentrated expression of the great Cabernet vineyard sites in Alexander Valley.

A beautiful mixture of red and dark fruits are combined with spice, earth, and a bit of dark chocolate on the finish. This wine showcases a unique balance of richness and focused natural bright acidity that only the great sites and vintages can create.

The 2014 Aperture Red Blend is a focused blend of some of the great hillside sites within Alexander Valley. This is a Bordeaux inspired blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Sirah.

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2012dp_bottleshot_240px_bwDevilproof Vineyards

Devil Proof Malbec is a lush, strikingly complex wine that comes from the Alexander Valley hillsides of Farrow Ranch in Northern Sonoma County, California. Due to the very limited nature of our wine, only members of our mailing list will be offered the opportunity to acquire.

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