The David and Judy Breitstein Collection is on permanent loan to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Approximately forty of these bottles are on display at any one time in a rotating exhibit curated by Karen MacNeil, the Chairman of the Institute’s Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. This exhibit is the first major educational exhibit to document the rich history of the California wine industry, as told through actual bottles.

The exhibit is displayed in the Vintners Hall of Fame, which is the original 1899 barrel room of the Greystone Cellars and later, The Christian Brothers. The Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to honor the men and women whose collective vision, determination and hard work have made California one of the most legendary places in the world for fine wine. The exhibit of the collection at Greystone was made possible by a generous gift from Koerner Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley.

This 150-plus bottle collection was meticulously amassed over decades by David and Judy Breitstein, avid and early collectors of California wine and owner of the renowned Southern California wine shop, Duke of Bourbon-Canoga Park, established 1967. As the following list attest, the Breitsteins’ passion for California wine knows few bounds. The David and Judy Breitstein Collection is on permanent loan to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

 

The David and Judy Breitstein Collection Catalog

  1. ACCORD Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 (Napa Valley)
  2. A-FRAME VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon 1980 (California)
  3. ALBAN Pandora Seymour’s Vineyard 2001 (Arroyo Grande)
  4. ARAUJO ESTATE WINES Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 2003 (Napa Valley)
  5. ARAUJO ESTATE WINES Syrah Eisele Vineyard 1996 (Napa Valley)
  6. AU BON CLIMAT Pinot Noir 1982 (Santa Barbara County)
  7. BARGETTO Chianti Cask 17 1963 (California)
  8. BEAULIEU VINEYARD Burgundy 1968 (Napa Valley)
  9. BEAULIEU VINEYARD Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1961 (Napa Valley)
  10. BEAULIEU VINEYARD Pinot Noir Beaumont 1951 (Napa Valley)
  11. BERINGER Cabernet Sauvignon 1937
  12. BERINGER FAMILY BOTTLING Port 1953 (Napa Valley)
  13. BERNARDO WINERY California Port 1941 (California)
  14. BOND Melbury 2000 (Oakville)
  15. BONNY-QUPÉ 1990 (Central Coast)
  16. BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (Napa Valley)
  17. BUENA VISTA Cabernet Sauvignon Haraszthy Cellars Cask 145 1967 (Sonoma)
  18. CALERA Pinot Noir Selleck 1980 (California)
  19. CALLAWAY VINEYARD & WINERY Chenin Blanc 1974 (Temecula)
  20. CAYMUS VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 (Napa Valley)
  21. CAYMUS VINEYARDS Pinot Noir 1975 (Napa Valley)
  22. CHALONE VINEYARD Champagne 1966 (California)
  23. CHALONE VINEYARD Pinot Noir 1973 (California)
  24. CHALONE VINEYARD Pinot Noir 1978 (California)
  25. CHAPPELLET Cabernet Sauvignon [1968] (Napa Valley)
  26. CHARLES KRUG Pinot Noir 1957 (Napa Valley)
  27. CHARLES KRUG Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1966 (Napa Valley)
  28. CHARLES SHAW Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau Harvest Wine 1991 (Napa Valley)
  29. CHATEAU MONTELENA Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 (Sonoma)
  30. CHATEAU MONTELENA Chardonnay 1973 (Napa and Alexander Valleys)
  31. CHATEAU MONTELENA Johannisberg Riesling Auslese 1972 (Napa and Alexander Valleys)
  32. THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS Select Cabernet Sauvignon [circa 1960] (Napa Valley)
  33. THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS Select Cabernet Sauvignon [circa 1963] (Napa Valley)
  34. CLOS DU VAL Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 (Napa Valley)
  35. CLOS MIMI Syrah Shell Creek Vineyard 1996 (Paso Robles)
  36. COLGIN Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 2001 (Napa Valley)
  37. CONCANNON VINEYARD Angelica 1928 (Livermore)
  38. CONCANNON VINEYARD Port 1928 (Livermore)
  39. CONCANNON VINEYARD Rkatsiteli 1973 (Livermore)
  40. CORTI BROTHERS Contina Vecchia Vermouth California Aperitif (California)
  41. DALLA VALLE VINEYARDS Maya 1997 (Napa Valley)
  42. GIRARD Classic Dessert Semillon 1982 (Napa Valley)
  43. DALLA VALLE VINEYARDS Pietre Rosse [circa 1975] (Tuscany and Napa Valley)
  44. GOLDENEYE Pinot Noir 1998 (Anderson Valley)
  45. DAVID BRUCE Zinfandel Cask No. 8 1996 (California)
  46. GRACE FAMILY VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1988 (Napa Valley)
  47. DIAMOND CREEK Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1978 (Napa Valley)
  48. GRGICH HILLS Cabernet Sauvignon 1980 (Napa and Sonoma Counties)
  49. DIAMOND CREEK Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1979 (Napa Valley)
  50. GROTH Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 (Napa Valley)
  51. DOMAINE CHANDON Napa Valley Brut NV [circa 1976] (Napa Valley)
  52. HANS KORNELL Blanc de Blancs 1989 (Napa Valley)
  53. DOMINUS ESTATE 1983 (Napa Valley)
  54. HANZELL Pinot Noir 1970 (Sonoma Valley)
  55. DUCKHORN VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (Napa Valley)
  56. HARLAN ESTATE 2001 (Napa Valley)
  57. DUCKHORN VINEYARDS Howell Mountain Red 1989 (Napa Valley)
  58. HARTLEY OSTINI HITCHING POST Pinot Noir 1992 (Santa Maria Valley)
  59. DUCKHORN VINEYARDS Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 1978 (Napa Valley)
  60. HARTWELL VINEYARDS Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 (Napa Valley)
  61. DUNN VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1983 (Howell Mountain)
  62. HDV Syrah 2002 (Carneros)
  63. F. ALBERT Zinfandel 1888 (Cloverdale)
  64. HEITZ CELLAR Angelica 1974 (California)
  65. FAR NIENTE Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (Napa Valley)
  66. HEITZ CELLAR Cabernet Sauvignon 1959 (Napa Valley)
  67. FISHER VINEYARDS Chardonnay Whitney’s Vineyard 1980 (Sonoma County)
  68. HEITZ CELLAR Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard 1966 (Napa Valley)
  69. FLORA SPRINGS Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 (Napa Valley)
  70. HEITZ CELLAR Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard Anniversary Vintage 1974 (Napa Valley)
  71. FORMAN Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 (Napa Valley)
  72. HEITZ CELLAR Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard 1985 (Napa Valley)
  73. FOXEN Pinot Noir Sea Smoke Vineyard 2006 (Sta. Rita Hills)
  74. HEITZ CELLAR Pinot Chardonnay 1973 (Napa Valley)
  75. FREEMARK ABBEY Pinot Noir Selected Vintage [circa 1940] (California)
  76. THE HESS COLLECTION Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 (Napa Valley)
  77. FREEMARK ABBEY Semillon 1940 (Napa Valley)
  78. HMR Pinot Noir 1975 (California)
  79. FROG’S LEAP Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 (Napa Valley)
  80. HUNDRED ACRE Kayli Morgan Vineyard 2002 (Napa Valley)
  81. GEMELLO California Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 (Carmel Valley)
  82. INGLENOOK Cabernet Sauvignon Cask H-12 1968 (Napa Valley)
  83. INGLENOOK Charbono 1962 (Napa Valley)
  84. LOUIS M. MARTINI Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1970 (California)
  85. IRON HORSE VINEYARDS Benchmark T Bar T 1997 (Alexander Valley)
  86. M SQUARED Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard 2001 (Sonoma Valley)
  87. ISAIAS W. HELLMAN Private Stock Port Wine 1875 (Cucamonga)
  88. MARCASSIN Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 1999 (Sonoma Coast)
  89. ITALIAN VINEYARD COMPANY Guasti Tonic Made with Port [pre-Prohibition] (Cucamonga)
  90. MARTIN RAY Blanc de Blancs 1964 (California)
  91. MARTIN RAY Cabernet Sauvignon 1967 (California)
  92. J. DAVIES Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (Napa Valley)
  93. MAYACAMAS Late Harvest Zinfandel 1974 (Napa Valley)
  94. J. W. MORRIS California Vintage Port 1976 (California)
  95. MAYACAMAS Noble Sauvignon 1992 (Mt. Veeder)
  96. JARVIS Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 (Napa Valley)
  97. MIRASSOU Cabernet Sauvignon 1967 (Monterey County)
  98. JORDAN Cabernet Sauvignon 1976 (Alexander Valley)
  99. THE MONTEREY VINEYARD Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc 1974 (California)
  100. JOSEPH PHELPS Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 1977 (Napa Valley)
  101. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS Pinot Noir 1974 (California)
  102. JOSEPH PHELPS Insignia 1997 (Napa Valley)
  103. MOUNT VEEDER WINERY Late Harvest Zinfandel Simmons Ranch 1973 (Napa Valley)
  104. JOSEPH SWAN VINEYARDS Zinfandel Lot 2 1972 (Sonoma)
  105. NICKEL & NICKEL Cabernet Sauvignon Stelling Vineyard 1997 (Oakville)
  106. KARASUE VINEYARDS Saint Macaire 1974 (Napa Valley)
  107. NOVITIATE California Port 1964 (California)
  108. KORBEL Cabernet Sauvignon [circa 1960] (California)
  109. OPUS ONE 1982 (Napa Valley)
  110. KRUPP VINEYARDS The Doctor 2005 (Atlas Peak)
  111. PARADUXX 1997 (Napa Valley)
  112. LONG VINEYARDS Johannisberg Riesling Botrytis 1978 (Napa Valley)
  113. PARDUCCI Special Selection Petite Syrah 1972 (California)
  114. LOUIS M. MARTINI Edge Hill Selection Merlot Healdsburg Vineyard Lot 1968 – 1970 [circa 1968] (California)
  115. QUADY Essensia 1981 (California)
  116. RIDGE VINEYARDS Monte Bello 1991 (California)
  117. LOUIS M. MARTINI Mountain Barbera 1965 (California)
  118. RIDGE VINEYARDS Zinfandel 1968 (California)
  119. LOUIS M. MARTINI Muscat 1949 (California)
  120. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon 1969 (Napa Valley)
  121. LOUIS M. MARTINI Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1958 (California)
  122. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Reserve Pinot Noir 1985 (Napa Valley)
  123. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Sparkling Wine 1980 (Napa Valley)
  124. SPOTTSWOODE Cabernet Sauvignon 1983 (Napa Valley)
  125. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1980 (Napa Valley)
  126. SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon [circa 1969] (Napa Valley)
  127. ROBERT PECOTA Petite Sirah 1978 (Napa Valley)
  128. STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon 1988 (Napa Valley)
  129. ROMBAUER VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1980 (Napa Valley)
  130. STAGS’ LEAP Petite Syrah 1982 (Napa Valley)
  131. ROSENTHAL – THE MALIBU ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 (California)
  132. RUDD Oakville Estate 2000 (Oakville)
  133. STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap Vineyards Lot 2 1978 (Napa Valley)
  134. S. ANDERSON Cabernet Sauvignon Richard Chambers Vineyard 1994 (Stags Leap District)
  135. STERLING VINEYARDS Petit Verdot 1984 (Napa Valley)
  136. STERLING VINEYARDS Winery Lake Pinot Noir 1986 (Carneros)
  137. SANFORD Pinot Noir 1994 (Santa Ynez Valley)
  138. STONY HILL White Riesling 1976 (Napa Valley)
  139. SANFORD & BENEDICT Pinot Noir 1976 (California)
  140. SUTTER HOME Zinfandel Deaver Vineyard 1971 (California)
  141. SCHOOL HOUSE Pinot Noir 1976 (Napa Valley)
  142. TREFETHEN VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 1974 (Napa Valley)
  143. SCHRAMSBERG Reserve 1975 (Napa Valley)
  144. VAN L BEN SELS Cabernet Sauvignon 1970 (Napa Valley)
  145. SCREAMING EAGLE Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (Oakville)
  146. VICHON Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 (Stags Leap District)
  147. SEA SMOKE Ten Pinot Noir 2002 (Sta. Rita Hills)
  148. VINEYARD 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 (Napa Valley)
  149. SEBASTIANI Barbera Bin No. 132 [circa 1968] (California)
  150. WHITEHALL LANE Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (Napa Valley)
  151. SHAFER Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Stags Leap District)
  152. WILD HORSE Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1987 (Paso Robles)
  153. SILVER OAK Cabernet Sauvignon Bonny’s Vineyard 1985 (Napa Valley)
  154. SILVERADO VINEYARDS Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 (Napa Valley)
  155. SIMI VINEYARD Centennial Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 (Sonoma County)
  156. SIMI VINEYARD Hotel Del Monte Selection Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 1941 (Sonoma)
  157. SOUVERAIN Cabernet Sauvignon 1968 (Napa Valley)

Note: The vintage information in [square brackets] is historically researched but does not appear on the actual label.