A powerhouse collaboration between proprietor Gus Kalaris and winemaker Bob Egelhoff, Axios is a super premium Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley "cult" status. Axios, meaning worthy in Greek, reflects Gus' vision to craft a wine of Bordeaux influence that represents the richness of its' Napa Valley origin. This wine was proudly served at a reception hosted by President Bush at The White House in March of 2002.
Worthy is the second label of Axios - the super premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Axios is the the Greek word for worthy. Worthy’s Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blend enjoyed overnight success when it stormed into the market in 2001. Over the years Worthy has been recognized as a household name in cult wines.
The Kalaris brand, named after proprietor Gus Kalaris, evolved from Gus' love of the great wines of Burgundy and his passion for producing California wines reflective of the uniqueness and beauty of their terroir. It is the newest addition to our family of wines mostly coming from our Calistoga Kalaris Family Vineyard. Staying true to the vision of the brand, these wines are hand-crafted, small production and of the highest quality. They are a true reflection of Gus’ vision to produce first class wines in a classic old world style but allowing the wine’s Napa Valley origin to shine.
The label for Truth was the inspiration behind this wine's name. Looking at one's own reflection unveils the truth. This intriguing label was proudly displayed at the SFMOMA's exhibition "How Wine Became Modern" in 2010-2011. Beyond the packaging you will find an outstanding bistro style wine at a value price point.”
The Telios brand is a new entry to the portfolio. The name Telios is of Greek origin meaning "complete", finished in the most successful way possible, reaching the pinnacle. Telios follows all the same protocols and philosophy of all of our Axios Napa Valley wines, achieving perfect balance.
Napa Valley’s fantasy baseball team has added another star to its roster. Hall of Famer
Cal Ripken Jr., dubbed the Iron Man for not missing a single game in almost 17 years,
is the latest player turned Napa vintner. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of surpassing
Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak, Ripken has teamed up with Napa Valley’s AXIOS winery
to make a luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is named "2131" after Ripken's record-breaking number of consecutive games. One-third of the profits from the wine will be donated to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which supports at-risk youth through baseball-related programs. This collectable wine is a limited run of 2,131 bottles and sold individually in wood-and-glass boxes.