We would like to welcome to our portfolio a new brand with

Big Personality, Small Production & Endless Passion!


 Handcrafted small production wines passionately created in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Silver Trident Cab label

Silver Trident


It is probably best said by Proprietors Bob Binder and Walter Jost…

Bob & Walter

Bob & Walter

“We love richly layered wines. Wines with the kind of depth and complexity that reflect the passion, the personalities and the perfectionism of the people who make them. We love velvety, seductively textured wines that reveal their secrets slowly, with finesse and style, taking you on a journey where every sip is a new experience along the way.

And after years of seeking out those wines, savoring them all over the world, and celebrating the pleasures they bring to life, our own journey brought us to one very special place—and one big idea.

The place is the Napa Valley. And the idea is simply this: create a small winery, hand-pick everything from the grapes to the people, and focus our passion on every step of the process, from the vine to the glass, to create the kind of extraordinarily layered wines we dream of.

We come from the world of luxury cruise lines, where we’ve had the good fortune to work with culinary luminaries like Jacques Pépin, a team of world-class chefs and sommeliers, and a host of outstanding epicurean partners like Bon Appétit and The Wine Spectator.

Kobe Beef Sous Vide with Valrhona Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Edamame Beans

Kobe Beef Sous Vide with Valrhona Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Edamame Beans on board an Oceania Cruise.

After years in that business, we know that when everyone behind the scenes is collaborating in happy harmony, the guests will be happy, too. In that spirit, we also know that when you work with great people who have fun making wine and love their work, the wine will give that love back with every sip.

If you’re wondering about our name, it, too, came from all those years at sea. The trident is a nod to Neptune, who used his three-pronged spear to create earthquakes, tidal waves, and oceans. In our own small way, we’re also excited about shaking things up a bit and creating something new.

And the silver part? That’s a reference to the way the sea looks on a calm, moonlit night. Placid, shimmering, inviting, and infinitely deep. Just like a great glass of wine.”


Leading the charge at the front of the winemaking campaign is Kari Auringer. 

Kari put herself through enology school while working with some of California’s great winemakers. She’s been creating outstanding wines ever since, including working on the team to create many of Napa’s Cult Cabs such as the 100-point Scarecrow, Lindstrom, Hollywood and Vine and Keever.

Kari’s style is all about rolling up her sleeves and staying intimately involved with every step of the process, from vineyard sourcing and hands-on berry sorting to the myriad details of winemaking, sensory analysis and the infinitely nuanced art and science of blending.

Looking ahead, Kari’s excited about her Silver Trident voyage. “From the grapes themselves to the winemaking and blending, we’re looking for that juicy fruit-forward excitement that hits you right away, with layers of flavor and aroma that keep unfolding, leading to a long-lasting, unforgettable finish. What makes that work—and what makes a great wine age-worthy—is texture and mouthfeel. It’s always a journey filled with surprises and discoveries. That’s what makes it so exciting.”

Kari Auringer

Kari Auringer and Hap

Luxury Liquid Assets is excited to be offering Silver Trident’s inaugural 2010 release of Russian River Pinot Noir and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.