Futo is an 11-acre boutique winery on the Oakville Grade, in Oakville, one of Napa Valley’s
premier areas. The winery was started in 2004 when the husband and wife team of
Tom and Kyle Futo bought the property. The couple is originally from Wichita, Kansas,
where Tom Futo built a career in financial investment. Like many Napa Valley boutique wineries aspiring to cult status,
Futo produces just one wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon which in its earliest vintages earned high marks from reviewers, including
Robert M. Parker Jr., who notes that “Tom and Kyle Futo are intent on producing something of world-class quality…”
Futo hired some of Napa Valley’s biggest names in winemaking to help them achieve that goal.
David Abreu is vineyard manager; Mark Aubert is winemaker “emeritus;” and Jason Exposto is winemaker.