New owners have taken over the acclaimed, rare Hidden Ridge property and its unique terroir that has produced wines that earned an exceptional 100 score from Robert Parker. Originally developed by Lynn Hofacket and Timothy Milos in 1990, the property’s wines achieved a small but devoted cult-like following.
Timothy MARTIN : PARTNER
Timothy Martin found his passion for all things culinary at the tender age of eleven when he started working for his Italian grandfather as a prep cook. That early taste led to two accomplished decades in restaurant and hospitality management. His devotion to food and the restaurant industry took him around the country until he found himself in Napa Valley, working with the legendary Robin Lail, and her wine project, Lail Vineyards. After helping establish and grow the Lail brand for ten years, he launched his own branding and marketing company in 2004 called Gauge Branding with partner Mark Wiegard.
In 2008, he began a joint venture, Tusk Estates, with his friends Michael Uytengsu and Philippe Melka. Their goal—to create the next great luxury wine brand. Fueled by passion and a great team, that journey has become a reality today.
His entrepreneurial spirit has led Timothy to form unique ventures including Carbon, the premier hospitality and DTC wine sales service for next generation cult wineries and Kitchen Collective, America’s first urban cooking club.
And now, Immortal Estate.
RANDY NICHOLS : PARTNER
Randy has traveled to the Napa & Sonoma valley’s for 30 years. It’s this experience and passion for fine wine that led him to become involved in Immortal Estate.
Randy is President and Founder of the Nichols Partnership. A company specializing in the development of commercial and multi-family real estate across the country. In addition to being an integral partner in Immortal Estate, Randy is currently developing a luxury resort in the Napa Valley.
TIMOTHY MILOS : WINEMAKER
Timothy has an extensive amount of experience in the wine making industry. Dedicated to producing terroir driven wines, Timothy has honed his craft of making wine since 1997. Robert Parker summed it up best: “This wine is nearly Immortal, drinking well young, and for those with the patience and wisdom to wait 25-35 years, a legacy wine from Sonoma.”The property’s new owners are stepping in to finish this thought and create a wine that is truly Immortal.Immortal Estate will be releasing its first wines in 2018.