Silver Oak CEO: Trade War Making Fine Wine Expensive
Silver Oak’s David Duncan sat down with Bloomberg to discuss the state of the American wine industry, sustainability and the impact of tariffs on international wine sales.
The Latest Revolution in Winemaking Adds “Green” to Red, White and Rosé
“This year Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley winery was formally recognized as LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED Platinum is the highest level a green building can achieve.
Is Fine Wine the NBA’s New Status Symbol?
“Silver Oak has long been connected to the basketball world: Duke head coach Mike ‘Coach K’ Krzyzewski has called Silver Oak’s Cabernet Sauvignon his ‘girlfriend.’”
Luxury Brands Buy Supply Chains to Ensure Meeting Demand
“The grape growers and cooperages have options to sell to other wineries,” Mr. Duncan said. “By taking full control of that, we don’t face those competitive threats for fruit supply and barrels.”
Tasting Rooms for the Millennial Era Sprout in Napa and Sonoma
“Silver Oak...has opened the ultimate sustainable winery and tasting room at its Alexander Valley vineyard in Sonoma.”
Silver Oak Winery Goes Green
KPIX-TV (CBS, San Francisco) talks to project manager Haley Duncan about some of the environmental practices at our new Alexander Valley winery.
Silver Oak Builds First New Winery to Earn LEED Platinum Sustainability Certification
“After achieving an eco-friendly first with its Napa Valley winery, the Cabernet house notches another milestone with the completion of its Sonoma County facility.”
5 New Sonoma Tasting Rooms to Check Out Right Now
“The vineyard may be the star attraction, but the winery’s eco-friendly design and approach to making wine are turning heads.”
Silver Oak Cellars CEO talks trade impact on wine
David Duncan, Silver Oak Cellars president and CEO, discusses how trade tensions with China are affecting the domestic wine industry, as well as how they are wooing wine-drinking millennials.
The 5 Most Upscale Stadiums for Foodies
“AT&T Park. Home Team: San Francisco Giants (MLB). Thirst Quencher: Silver Oak Cab by the glass at Vintage ’58 Wine Bar.”
Welcome to Sonoma’s Most Sustainable Winery
“Silver Oak, the 46-year-old producer of some of the state’s most iconic red wine, is building a new legacy by going green.”
How Green Design at the Highest Level Can Be Stunning and Modern
“Long a Cabernet lover’s dream wine, Silver Oak now has something new to crow about: Becoming potentially the first winery to achieve two LEED Platinum certifications, the very top level for sustainable design.”
Wine & Spirits Top 50 Wines in America’s Best Restaurants
Silver Oak was selected as the #1 Cabernet Sauvignon in this year’s poll and 5 Twomey Pinot Noirs were named to the “Year’s Best US Pinot Noirs” list.
Jean-Claude Berrouet Wins Winemakers’ Winemaker Award 2018
Twomey’s merlot consultant, Jean-Claude Berrouet, the former winemaker at Château Petrus, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award at a ceremony during ProWein.
Inside Silver Oak’s New, State-of-the-Art Winery, Alexander Valley
“A green, pristine Sonoma facility worth of the prestigious name it supports.”
Silver Oak is Building the State’s Most Eco-Friendly Winery
“The new Alexander Valley winery won’t just be a better place to make wine, Duncan hopes. He expects it will also be the most environmentally friendly winery built in California.”
How Green Is My Valley?
“California’s Silver Oak Aims to Become the World’s Most Eco-Friendly Winery.”
Silver Oak Winery CEO: Rebuilding Napa Valley
David Duncan talks about the state of the wine industry and which vineyards will be up and running following wildfires that ripped through Northern California.
What ELLE’s Editors Are Giving (And Hope to Get) This Holiday Season
ELLE’s tech and fashion editor, Jenna Blaha, includes Silver Oak and Twomey wines in their holiday gift guide.
7 Beautiful, Family-Owned Wineries That Are Working to Save the Planet
“Silver Oak was the first production winery in the world to receive LEED Platinum certification—the highest level of sustainability recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council.”
Napa Green Certification: What’s It Take For a Winery or Vineyard to Get It?
“The direct costs are minimal,” said Nate Weis, director of winemaking for Silver Oak and Twomey. “But the indirect costs, depending on what is already implemented, can be significant.”
Napa Vintners Begin to Take a Page From Cutting-edge UC Davis Winery
“(David) Duncan shared a similar sentiment. “What I hope to have follow us,” he said, “is that people will look to Silver Oak and say, ‘Well, they did it. We’ve got to do it better. We’ve got to figure out another way to do it.’”
Silver Oak Built the World's First LEED Platinum Winery and Wants to Open Another One
“The Duncan family is building a new winery and tasting room on 70 estate vineyard acres in the Alexander Valley, which will first open for production of the 2017 vintage.”
California’s Silver Oak Purchases Napa Cult Winery Ovid
“In a deal sealed with a handshake at a kitchen table, the Duncan family buys a brand, a winery and 15 acres of Pritchard Hill vines.”
In Napa Valley Deal, Silver Oak Owners Purchase Ovid Winery
“The owners of the Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena’s Pritchard Hill.”
Six Sizzling New Cookbooks for Spring
“Winery chef Dominic Orsini’s new book offers a pictorial, culinary journey that ebbs and flows with the grape harvest. The focus is on produce from the winery’s grand gardens, but these dishes will honor your own backyard plot or farmers market, too.”
Silver Oak at the Plate with San Francisco Giants
Silver Oak and Twomey announced a three-year partnership with the Giants, opening a branded bar inside the Oracle suite level.
DatingAdvice.com: Create Memorable Meals Paired With Food-Friendly Wines
“With the help of Silver Oak Winery Chef Dominic Orsini, couples can get closer to realizing dreams of gourmet picnicking in wine country.”
Bloomberg: Silver Oak Bets on Barrels
CEO David Duncan speaks with David Gura on Bloomberg Markets about Silver Oak's ownership of its own cooperage and the demand for American wine.
7 Alternative Christmas Trees That Will Make You Rethink Tradition
From Cambridge News: “Ever since Silver Oak Cellars solved their Christmas recycling problem and made a 16 foot tall Christmas tree from 500 wine bottles we've fancied an unusual Christmas tree.”
Marie Claire: 10 Bottles of Wine That Already Look Like Holiday Gifts
“Featuring designs that say all the charming holiday phrases, these pre-etched limited-edition holiday bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon are pretty much perfect for gifting.”
USA Today: Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday-message bottle of Silver Oak 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Send a message to your friends and family on a pre-etched bottle of Silver Oak 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Silver Oak Earns First LEED Platinum Certification for Eco-Friendly Winery
Silver Oak has become the first commercial production winery in the world to earn LEED Platinum certification.
A No-Fuss Father’s Day Gift Guide
Club Twomey is listed as a great Father’s Day gift in "goop".
How Auction Napa Valley Attracts Star Chefs
“Early Friday, actress Courteney Cox was rushing past all the stalls offering top-flight vintages to get to her favorite, Silver Oak.”
David Duncan on CNN Money
President and CEO, David Duncan discusses millennial wine trends and how California wines have grown on the world stage.
The Best Off-Registry Wedding Gift Ideas
“When nothing on the registry excites you, a Silver Oak 6 bottle collector makes a great wedding gift any bride and groom will appreciate.”
Advice on Changing the World From 16 Women Who Are Actually Doing It
“Over glasses of Twomey wine and Perrier-Jouët champagne, the conversation ranged from Harriet Tubman becoming the new face of the $20 bill to the new challenges women encounter today.”
What to Drink Now: Exceptional Napa
Twomey Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot is listed as a must try from the 2012 vintage.
Twomey's New Take on a Classic Merlot
David Duncan talks about our new 2012 Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot, the first release from our partnership with Jean-Claude Berrouet of Chateau Petrus.
American Winemaker Enlists Legendary Bordeaux Mentor For New Chapter Of California Merlot
Renowned French winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet joined forces with Daniel Baron, on Twomey's Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot.
A Storied Winery Runs Toward Tech, Reaps the Rewards
How we blend tradition and technology.
Silver Oak Plants Seeds For The Future
CEO David Duncan’s 50-year plan to elevate the wines, innovate in the vineyards and cellars, and solidify the brand's place among the most beloved California fine wines.
Silverado Pickups: Q&A with Shane Soldinger
Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars President and CEO, David Duncan, is a founding member of the Silverado Pickups, a band made up of vintners looking to make good music while enjoying fine wine.
What Oak Brings to Your Wine: Tannin, Flavors, Aromas
A look into how oak type and quality influence wine.
8 Haute Red Wines You Should Buy Right Now
Great red wines worth drinking right now.
Silver Oak Cellars and Its Mastery of the Wine Universe
Wilfred Wong shares his impression of Silver Oak’s 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and tells of the traditional Release Day event to celebrate the new release.
Valentine’s Day ideas for her: gifts for women under $100
TimeOut Chicago suggest gifting an etched bottle of Silver Oak to your Valentine.
Here Are The Best Wine And Cocktail Pairings For Every Course
Sam Dangremond of Business Insider gives his recommendations on food and wine or cocktail pairings.
Gift Guide 2014: Great Gifts for the Foodie Girlfriend
Twomey 2012 Pinot Noir is the suggested wine gift for your foodie girlfriend.
David Duncan's Twomey helping to spark a revival in merlot
Tracy Byrnes sees Twomey leading the revival of Merlot, "Sure #lifeisacabernet, I agree. But open your mind and try a merlot again. You’ll be so happy you did."
Silver Oak Cellars Unveils California's New Wine
President and CEO David Duncan discusses the impact of California's drought on wineries and the demand for wine in the US market.
Drink This Now: Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon and Twomey Merlot
Saveur's Betsy Andrews sat down with our Director of Winemaking, Daniel Baron, to review the 2009 vintage of Silver Oak's Napa Valley Cabernet and Twomey's Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot.
Alexander Valley: Home of Stellar Cabernet Sauvignon
The Daily Meal profiled their favorite wineries of the Alexander Valley including Silver Oak.
You Complete Me: Candice Kumai's Clean, Green Serum
In a Q&A with celebrity chef and food writer Candice Kumai, she lists Silver Oak and Twomey as two of her favorite things.
8 Tips for Throwing a Great BYO Party
Silver Oak made a cameo at the welcome party for Town & Country's new wine writer Jay McInerney.
Travel: Eat. Drink. Repeat. Your Ultimate Wine Country Escape.
ELLE.com ran a feature on where to travel, eat and drink for the ultimate wine country escape and chose Silver Oak as their personal favorite pick.
Napa’s Keller, Kostow Feed Guests at Record Wine Auction
Bloomberg was on hand to wrap up their coverage of Auction Napa Valley 2014 with co-chair and Silver Oak CEO, David Duncan and family.
Wine and Song
Sonoma's Press Democrat gave a rundown preview of Auction Napa Valley while profiling its co-chairs David Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars and his partner Jeff Gargiuolo of Gargiulo Vineyards. The two bonded not only over their love of winemaking, but also music making.
The Heart of the Valley: David Duncan
Leading up to their coverage of Auction Napa Valley 2014, Haute Living provided this great profile on our CEO, David Duncan and shared this history of the Napa Valley's greatest philanthropy.
The Pied Piper of Napa
Grammy award winning musician David Pack recently released his newest album along with some help from his wine industry friends including our President, David Duncan.
Valentine's Day Drink Gift Guide
The Daily Meal is helping the ladies out with Valentine's gift ideas for the men in their lives and have recommended our 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Cosmopolitan
"Don't you want to get fancy? The 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet from Silver Oak tastes amazing-it's elegant and floral (and) will take your already awesome dinner over-the-top in the best way."
California Pinots to Beat Blockbusters
Twomey's Pinot Noir program is restoring author John Mariani's faith in California Pinot producers.
U.S. Airways Magazine
Silver Oak is a must-stop according to U.S. Airway's in-flight magazine.
Twomey 2013 Merlot May Be California’s Best
“Twomey’s Soda Canyon single vineyard may have produced the best Merlot California has ever seen in 2013.”
Peyton Manning gives his retiring teammates cases of the stuff—and when it comes to anything football-related, it's best to trust Peyton's instincts." - Sports Illustrated
Forbes Profiles the Silver Oak Cellaring Program
“For 41 years, California's Silver Oak winery has done just one thing, and done it very, very well – they make Cabernet Sauvignon, excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, and nothing but Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Huffington Post interviews CEO David Duncan
Our CEO, David Duncan, was interviewed by the Huffington Post on the rise of the American wine drinker, California's place in the global wine market, and his personal favorite local hot spots.
Here's What Happens When Wine And Geeks Mix
Silver Oak has always prided itself on taking risks and mixing traditional winemakingtechniques with emerging technology. Winemaker, Daniel Baron, discusses the adoption of vine sensors in Silver Oak and Twomey's vineyards.
How to Survive Wedding Season
Cosmo suggests that an etched bottle of Silver Oak would make a great wedding gift in their guide on "How to Survive Wedding Season".
Enjoy this great profile on our Winemaker, Daniel Baron in Interview Magazine by author Alexandria Symonds.
Chuck Hayward of JJ Buckley wrote an amazing historical profile on Silver Oak.
Orange Coast Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine named our Twomey 2011 Russian River Pinot Noir as their "Must Try Wine of the Week".
The Boom and Bust of Wine with Silver Oak C.E.O. David Duncan
Our C.E.O. David Duncan swung by Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers" to discuss the current state of the wine industry and the rise of American wine consumption.
Silver Oak's Library Wine Program Profiled in Forbes
“Well-aged and carefully stored wines are rare and typically quite expensive. Most wineries put a little aside, but Silver Oak has long kept a deep selection of past vintages available for in-store purchase at the winery, online or by phone.”
Silver Oak 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
“It's easy to see why Silver Oak remains so popular with the restaurant crowd. It's made in a more restrained style than many other Napa Cabs. There's plenty of berry and currant fruit as well as oak, but it's accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give the wine an earthiness.”
2010 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - “Year's Best Pinot Noir”
“This wine's charm is immensely apparent in its pure scents of roses and wild strawberries. It's an elegant, harmonious pinot noir, the fruit clean, bright and savory, gripped by fine, earthen tannins.”
Twomey takes first place in the American Wine Society's 2012 National Tasting Project
Our 2009 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir took first place in The American Wine Society's National Tasting Project.
Silver Oak 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
“Like a savory claret pumped up on performance-enhancing California climate, this is nuanced and relatively austere for all its bold, plumy fruit. The supple richness of tannins lends it textural finesse, the quality of Silver Oak that may be most responsible for its legend.”
Silver Oak 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
“This lovely wine shows the soft tannins and herbaceousness you often find in Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. That dried herb taste accompanies blackberry and black currant fruit. It's classic Silver Oak, dry and elegant. Drink now – 2016.”
Twomey Praised by New York Times
The New York Times' Eric Asimov said “(Twomey's) 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir was one of our favorites, bigger and softer but with both finesse and intensity.”
Napa Valley Register Tastes Our New 2009 Pinot Noirs
L. Pierce Carson with the Napa Valley Register sat down with our Pinot Noir Winemaker Ben Cane and Director of Winemaking Daniel Baron to talk about Twomey and taste our four 2009 Pinot Noirs.