About the Winery
Richard A. “Dick” Vermeil was born in his great grandfather’s home in Calistoga, the northernmost town in the Napa Valley. He led an impressive career as successful coach for numerous college football and NFL pro teams, and has since returned home to Napa to follow his other lifelong passion: wine. Dick teamed up with friend and vineyard owner, Jim Frediani, along with winemaker Paul Smith, to make Vermeil's award-winning wines. Guests of Vermeil's Calistoga tasting room can enjoy Dick's collection of football memorabilia and outdoor patio seating. Additionally, those who open the “bee doors” will get a fun surprise... a live colony of buzzing honeybees very much at work right inside the tasting room walls!