Napa Valley Captured in a Bottle

Bold and Beautiful

Our red wines hail from Rutherford, CA, one of the most prestigious wine growing regions in Napa Valley. This AVA is distinct due to its gravelly, sandy and loamy soils. Our reds pump out flavor and intensity right out of the gate with a full-bodied mouthfeel and long, silky finish.

Fresh and Fruity

The Rutherford AVA sun exposure combined with the warm days and cool nights allow the fruit grown here to ripen steadily and evenly. Our crisp, flavorful white wines and rosé are vibrant and greet the eyes and palate with finesse and a brisk level of acidity. The finish is precise, refined and refreshing.

awards won

“The Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Family Vineyard Reserve ratchets up everything to a perfect example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.”

– Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Our History

The McGah family’s history in Northern California began over a century ago when E.W. McGah first put down roots in the San Francisco bay area.

e.j. mcgah signed to boston red socks


At age 17, E.J. was signed by the Boston Red Sox. He continued his baseball career while serving in World War II and was one of the top five players nominated for the 14th District Naval MVP in 1945.

red sox claim pennant title


After he was released from service in December 1945, he returned to the Boston Red Sox for two additional seasons, claiming a pennant title in 1946 with the team.

co-founded the oakland raiders


E.W. co-founded the Oakland Raiders football franchise, a proud legacy for which the family is still known today.

stake in the raiders passed down


E.W.’s stake in the Raiders was passed down to his son, E.J. “Eddie” McGah in 1983. The McGah family maintained their ownership until 2005.

mcgah family purchases two estate vineyards


McGah Family purchases two estate vineyard properties in Rutherford, referred to as the Alsace and Heritage Vineyard Estates which make up the McGah Family Vineyards.

mcgah family cellars is formed


2006 Sherratt Reicher and McGah Family Start McGah Family Cellars with 10 barrels of cab from the 2006 harvest.

mcgah family cellars rebranded


The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in honor of its flagship wine, Scarlett, which is named after the founder’s daughter.

the tradition continues


Today, Sherratt continues to oversee the family’s winemaking endeavors and infuses a strong sense of pride and tradition into all aspects of Scarlett Wines.