We’re Stephen and Bill Taplin, the fifth generation of Taplins in the Napa Valley. Our children, represented by eldest cousin Adam Taplin, are also a part of the business.

We founded Taplin Cellars in 2011 to share the magic that this valley holds, and to contribute to creating those wonderful moments when great food, great wine, and great company intersect over great conversation.

In this endeavor, we are grateful to be working with an incredibly talented team: vineyard managers Doug Wight and Erik Dodd; winemaker Julien Fayard; and director of operations Sylvia Taplin.



Remembering Melinda

On April 8th, 2015, our family lost Melinda Taplin, Bill and Stephen’s sister, to cancer. Her thoughts on the business, her incredible hospitality, and her generosity are all things we strive to carry forward into the future.

Melinda’s Rosé is a wine we make in her honor, and donate 100% of profits to cancer research. Those who knew her will never forget the times they shared with her.








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