Khoai wines feature two quintessential Sonoma Valley varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay from acclaimed Gap’s Crown Vineyard and Durell Vineyard.
NAPA VALLEY, Calif., November 3, 2021 – RD Winery, Napa’s first Vietnamese-owned winery, announces the release of Khoai, a new wine tier in its Hundred Knot collection. The first two Khoai releases include a pinot noir sourced from Gap’s Crown Vineyard and a chardonnay sourced from Durell Vineyard. A Napa Valley Oakville Ranch cabernet sauvignon will be released in 2022. Each Khoai wine is a delicately crafted expression that celebrates vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Valley with a history of producing the highest-caliber fruit and extraordinary wines. RD Winery is known for making wines that are complex and terroir-driven, and Khoai marks the release of the winery’s first high-end wines.
“Khoai is a reflection of our passionate commitment to making quality wines with a sense of place,” says RD Winery CEO Mailynh Phan. “Our wines are as diverse as the people who enjoy them, and we’re excited to introduce Khoai. These wines are only made possible through our winemaker’s close relationships with some of the area’s most quality vineyards.”
“We like to have fun, and we are also serious about what we do. Immense respect for the fruit ensures the site’s individuality and terroir are captured in the glass,” says Timothy Milos, winemaker for RD Winery. “Each of our labels plays a role in wine enjoyment, and Khoai shares the pinnacle of California terroir.”
Khoai (pronounced k’why) is named after the hero of the Vietnamese fable Hundred Knot to honor RD Winery’s Vietnamese heritage. Because of the high quality of each vineyard’s fruit, 2019 Khoai bottlings are very limited, with 160 cases of the pinot noir and 220 cases of the chardonnay. Khoai wines can be paired with typical French and Italian fare or Equatorial dishes like Peking duck or massaman curry.
About RD Winery
RD Winery takes a more inclusive approach to the Napa Valley wine experience, creating a space where all can relax, connect, learn and simply enjoy the moment. Founded in 2012 by Dong Van Nguyen, with wines originally only available in Vietnam, RD Winery is the first Vietnamese-owned winery in Napa and is rooted in its inspiring legacy and traditions of Vietnamese altruism and culture. As part of CEO Mailynh Phan’s vision to transition the business into the U.S. market, RD Winery’s tasting room opened in 2020 and features Napa’s first all-Asian pairing menu. The winery’s terroir-driven portfolio offers a range of Napa and Sonoma classics featured under the Hundred Knot label, as well as lesser-known varietals under a food-centric Fifth Moon label — all artfully crafted by winemaker Timothy Milos with grapes sourced from throughout California. RD Winery is a Napa Green Certified Winery. Learn more at rdwinery.com, and follow along on Instagram and LinkedIn @rdwinery, and Facebook @rdwinerynapa.