One Varietal. One Vineyard. One Wine.
Empreinte brings to life proprietor Elan Fayard’s vision for terroir-driven wines that express the elegant imprint and purity of their origins.
Behind the Wine
Elan Fayard, Proprietor
Elan is a native Californian whose international background encompasses oenology, gastronomy, tourism and journalism. After majoring in international communications and studying in the Loire Valley, Elan worked in radio and restaurant reviewing before following her love of wine back to France, studying in Bordeaux and Provence.
When Elan returned to the Bay Area, she launched Azur Wines with one of the first domestically produced premium rosés, which has since been crowned “America’s Best” by Vogue Magazine. Renovating an historic farmhouse in the Coombsville appellation, she put down roots in Napa Valley and developed deep relationships with the world-class grape growers in the area. From these sincere friendships and longstanding relationships, Empreinte was born.
Elan is featured in the book Wine Country Women of Napa, and her direct-to-consumer wine consulting business, Elan Fayard Consulting, supports other vintners in nurturing the relationships that sustain them. Her most recent vision, Luminous Retreats, provides restorative women’s wellness retreats in Napa Valley and other exquisite destinations.
Our Wines of Place
Empreinte wines, by definition, begin in the vineyard. We work with growers from some of the most coveted vineyard sites in Napa Valley, sourcing fruit with absolute integrity to make wines that sing of their source. Each wine we make bears the imprint of its origin.
Empreinte is pleased to offer tastings to allocation owners by prior appointment. On occasion, we are also able to accommodate tasting requests from non-members. Please contact us to inquire.
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