A brief history
Situated on 150 acres, facing southwest on Howell Mountain the property looks over the Napa Valley from between 1,250 and 1,450 feet above the valley floor. The vineyards benefit from consistent sun throughout the growing season and rocky, volcanic soil; conditions ideal for growing cabernet grapes.
The property consists of three vineyard areas: The Pool Block, The Upper Vineyard, and the Back Blocks- totaling approximately 3.8 acres.
Our goal is to create a wine with the beauty and subtly of the land and the environment- the climate, soil, and location from which it comes. We hope to enhance the enjoyment of our patrons and provide an experience that is memorable and long lasting.
Before we purchased the property in 1998, it had never been planted. It was the perfect blank canvas for us to build a home and create a wine representing the philosophy and values we believe in and want to share.
The home, designed by Stanley Saitowitz, compliments and is an integral component of the natural environment in which it sits. Just as the house takes its inspiration from the land, so do our wines.