About the Winery
In November 2011, Yao Ming, global humanitarian and recently retired NBA star, announced the establishment of his new Napa Valley wine company: Yao Family Wines. Yao Family Wines sources grapes from prestigious Napa Valley vineyards and has received critical acclaim from around the globe. The winery's label features a hand-drawn illustration of Napa Valley with the ancient Chinese character for “Yao,” elegantly representing both cultures in which Yao Ming has made his home. Yao's Hospitality Center in the downtown St. Helena offers a tasting bar, as well as private tasting rooms and an outdoor seating area.