The wines of Newell Vineyards are an extension of the
Newell family itself, reflecting a proud family legacy
of integrity, character and passion for life.
Jay and Shannon Newell, co-owners of Newell Vineyards,
have long had a love affair with fine wines. From their
home on the Monterey Peninsula, the couple spent years
visiting California's Napa Valley wine country nearly
every weekend, developing an appreciation for the region's
wide spectrum of wines while dreaming of owning their
own vineyard and producing wines under their own label.
That dream has come true in Newell Vineyards, where Jay
and Shannon have woven together the family's rich tapestry
of diverse skills and disciplines to create classical
wines of the highest quality.
Jay brings years of experience in professional landscaping
to his role at Newell Vineyards. He is the son of Minton
Newell, Sr., a successful real estate developer, and Manisse
Newell, a world renowned floral designer and event planner.
Our Manisse Chardonnay is a tribute to Jay's mother, who
has designed floral arrangements for Queen Elizabeth,
the San Francisco Opera and numerous other notable clients.
With a warmth and sparkle that light up the room, Manisse
is a truly remarkable woman, and a fitting namesake for
our equally remarkable Chardonnay.
A successful marketing professional, Shannon now lends
her expertise to sharing the wines of Newell Vineyards
with the world.
Even the Newells' young twins, Minton and Mackenzie, play
a key role in the family business. Their likeness appears
on the label of every bottle of Newell Vineyards wine
- a visible reminder of the family's extraordinarily personal
commitment to quality, taste and value.