David Abreu, a third-generation rancher from St. Helena, California founded Abreu Vineyards in 1980. Abreu Vineyards' first vintage was made in 1986 but the first release was not until the 1987 vintage, which was made available to consumers. Abreu's label concentrates exclusively on estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Distribution is extremely limited and sold primarily to members on their direct mailing list. A number of online retails offer Abreu Vineyards wine (from unknown sources) with prices ranging from $400 to $800 or more per 750ml bottle. In 1998 wine critic Robert Parker included Abreu in his list of the "most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years."