Silkwood Wines began life in 1979 with a Chardonnay produced at Spring Mountain Winery in St. Helena. This Chardonnay won great reviews and was served frequently in the Reagan White House. President Reagan, Ed Meiss, Michael Dever and George Bush also served it and transported it aboard Air Force One to French, Canadian and Mexico Summits.
Silkwood Wines, in Modesto, California, produces fine wines from Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. All bottles feature a unique velvet label that represents the smooth and rich profile of the wines. They produce outstanding wines from Stanislaus County, virtually an unknown wine producing area. Syrah and Petite Sirah are well balanced with fruit forward characteristics. The grapes are from Silkwood's own vineyards near the Tuolumne River.