A Series Of Serendipitous Events Led To The Founding Of Eleven Eleven
“Our shared passion for enriching life with friends, culture, great food, and wine inspired the founding of Eleven Eleven. As friends, we envisioned creating a brand that celebrates the everyday moments that make life extraordinary.”
We invite you to Make Your Moment® with us.
Ellie Anest & Carol Vassilliadis
We started out as life long friends and Southern California transplants that fell in love with the Napa Valley. We expanded our relationship to include a business partnership focused on real estate investment properties. Our first acquisition was a home surrounded by a 3.5 acre vineyard in the heart of the Oak Knoll AVA. The whisper of this magical vineyard called us to take a chance at producing our own wine. Our search for a winemaker led us to one of Napa’s finest - Kirk Venge. And so it began… Eleven Eleven Wines.
An advantageous opportunity presented itself when a second vineyard, a 16 acre property also in the Oak Knoll AVA became available. This provided access to several additional grape varieties and allowed us to expand our portfolio. Before long we found ourselves deep in the wine business looking for a home to share our wine with the world. We discovered a property near the city limits of Napa, in the Oak Knoll AVA. The property housed an abandoned winery along with an undeveloped plot of land with promising soils. This property was our third acquisition in a 3 mile radius. We then focused on development of the land, buildings and property which became the home of Eleven Eleven. Our winery houses the tasting room, production facility, and event spaces with surrounding vineyards.
Eleven Eleven is the closest winery to the city limits of Napa. To this day, many say Eleven Eleven is a hidden gem in plain sight - right in the heart of the Napa Valley.
“Creating this brand has been a journey with many learnings along the way. It started with a house and a vineyard, and has grown into a unique brand, a beautiful facility in a picturesque setting, estate vineyards and exceptional wine. There have been many people along the way that have contributed to make Eleven Eleven what it is today. I am fortunate to have a team that collaborates daily to help bring my vision to life. My commitment is to create a culture of inclusivity where everyone feels welcomed along with bringing outstanding wines, exceptional experiences with heartfelt warmth to you - our families, friends and customers..” - ELLIE ANEST