A brief history
Hossfeld Vineyards is a family owned and operated, extreme hillside vineyard, perched high above the valley floor in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The Hossfeld family has been growing the five Bordeaux varietals at our vineyard estate since 1981. Now under second generation leadership, we bring the same dedication to land stewardship and wine growing that has made the Napa Valley exceptional. Our passion is producing superb quality grapes and wine while spicing up the valley with a ‘highlanders’ approach.
From dynamiting each individual vine hole to selecting rootstock and clones, our vineyard was established in 1981 by Henry and Susan Hossfeld and the family tradition of growing grapes was started.
The hillscape lay wild and overgrown with native flora and fauna, i.e. lots of poison oak. The original idea for this property was to plant kiwi orchards. This was quickly thrown to the wayside with the notion that this site with its afternoon breeze, pure bedrock soil and elevated location would grow premium hillside grapes.
At 11pm on October 8th, 2017 the Atlas fire took our homes and a large portion of the backside of the vineyard. We replanted in April of 2019 and broke ground on Susan’s new home and a compound for her animal menagerie in June 2019.