With over 100 years of winemaking in his family, Edward Lewis Snider, has a deep rooted history of winemaking in the Napa Valley. His grandfather Martin Garzoli moved to Napa California from Cardano Al Campo, Italy, in 1913 to work as a winemaker/farmer.
Fast forward to the year 1999, Ed Snider decided to pick up where his grandfather left off and created his very own wine label, Beau Vigne. Focusing mainly on Cabernet Sauvignon, made from the Atlas Peak AVA, he was able to find success creating some of the best wines in the valley.
After 20 years of making wine with Beau Vigne, Ed had built a renowned Cabernet house that was well received by wine critics and customers alike. Ed Snider’s top Cabernets were so profound, critics were consistently rating them with in the top 1% of all wines submitted every year. Even scoring a perfect 100 points on his Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in 2013, that just so happened to be the 100 year anniversary of his grandfather’s voyage to America to make wine.
In 2018 Beau Vigne was sold but Ed Snider’s vision of creating perfect Cabernets was not yet over. A new vision came into play when Ed decided that he wanted to honor his grandfather and his heritage by creating our new label Cardano Estate Wines. At the same time Edward is passing the torch by working with his son Nicholas Snider as his assistant winemaker.