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Welcome, Dearden Wines!

Now Available in California

 

Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.

Armed with a prestigous education (including a MBA from UC Berkeley) and a storied career traveling the winemaking regions of the world with Seguin Moreau Cooperage, Chris began a fourteen-year journey developing a Napa Valley winery from the ground up. The Dearden Wines Portfolio, established in 2010, today includes flagship Sleeping Giant Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; Little Giant Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay; Argus Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosato; One-Iron Red Blend; Two-Iron Cabernet Sauvignon; Three-Iron limited production Zinfandel; Train Wreck Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc; and Costa del Sol Red Blend.
Behind the labels
  • Sleeping Giant: The hills to the west of the Dearden home are known by the locals as the “Sleeping Giant” because they resemble a giant in comfortable repose. It is the section of mountain range of the Mayacamas that runs from the Northern edge of Mount Veeder in Napa.
  • Little Giant: The “Little Giant” label is a tribute to the Newfoundland breed. These dogs are sturdy, loyal little giants that have been bred as a working dog on the eastern seaboard. Cabernet Sauvignon is often thought of as being a “little giant” as well. The name is symbolic of the unique attributes each vineyard imparts on the wine, the desirable approachability he coaxes from each vintage, and of course Chris’s two pet Newfoundland dogs, who were his inspiration.

One of Chris Dearden’s “Little Giants” 

Serendipity has been honored to be a long-standing partner of Chris’s winemaking journey, and to expand the reach of his incredible Napa Valley wines. All Dearden’s highly-acclaimed wines are distinctive and bold, with their own personalities. We are excited to announce that Dearden is now available in California! Want to get your hands on these exclusive bottles? Check out the full lineup, then send us a message or contact your Serendipity sales rep to learn more!
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