Rancho Caymus, an 11,814-acre land grant in present day Napa County is given to George C. Yount by the mexican government. Named for a subgroup of the Mishewal-Wappo Indians, the rancho included present-day Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford.
The Napanook vineyard is purchased by John Daniel, whose Inglenook cabernet sauvignon is regarded as one of the finest wines ever produced in the Napa Valley.
Christian Moueix begins farming the Napanook Vineyard.
Christian Moueix reviews the Quality of the Grapes to be used in the first Vintage of Dominus.
Dominus Estate produces its first vintage of Napanook.
Herzog and de Meuron complete the winery, their first commission in the United States. They were awarded the Pritzker prize in 2001.
Moueix purchases Schmidt ranch, a 40-acre property located in Oakville, one mile north of Dominus Estate.