Tracey Reichow, Winemaker and Founder of BCV, brings to the table almost three decades of winemaking expertise. Tracey is a first-person farmer whose “boots on the ground” philosophy takes her through the vineyards daily. This personal relationship guides her viticultural decisions, ultimately leading to wines that express the distinct character of the grapes and their vineyards.
After a dozen years on the bond trading floor and two successfully launched children, she discovered a new passion for viticulture and winemaking in the Napa Valley. Her passion gained momentum throughout her education at UC Davis and Napa Valley College. What started with the planting and farming of a home vineyard, quickly grew into a love for winemaking and her establishment of the BCV brand in 1999. In the almost 30 years since it was founded by Tracey, the BCV brand has garnered numerous awards and notoriety: Award winning Napa Valley Winemaker & Napa Valley’s Best Hidden Gem Winery.
Tracey crafts the wines of Black Cat Vineyard by hand, with a passion for perfection. She develops an intimate sense of each wine, from soil to cellar to bottle, with keen observations, an experienced hand, and a highly personal relationship with the wines.