Colgin Cellars in St. Helena is named for its founder, Ann Colgin. With a background in fine arts, Colgin started her professional life at Sotheby’s, where she became interested in wine and later became a wine auctioneer. In 1992 she founded her own winery and began making about 200 cases annually. Working with legendary winemaker Helen Turley, Colgin’s Cabernet Sauvignons quickly became some of the benchmarks of California’s finest winemaking. In 2017 Colgin sold a 60% share in the estate to LVMH, the French luxury goods company. Colgin makes Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines and Syrah. Allison Tauziet is winemaker. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Colgin’s “are some of the world’s greatest wines…"