3200 Monticello Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Kenzo Estate Brings Japanese Sensibility to Napa ValleyWhen Kenzo Tsujimoto, the CEO of Capcom, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, came to Napa from Japan he had something bigger in mind than simply planting a few rows of vine and making a vanity wine. The video game "Street Fighter," you might say, has been very, very good to Mr. Tsujimoto, who purchased 3,800 acres on Mt. George, above the town of Napa. From 100 acres of vines (planted with all five Bordeaux varietals as well as sauvignon blanc), Kenzo Estate—under the guidance of legendary oenologist Heidi Barrett—produces four different wines (about half of the total production is exported to Japan). The estate has beautiful views, the wines are incredible, and a visit provides a much-needed break from the valley floor traffic.