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Thoughtful Farming - One Vine at a Time

Our estate includes 13 acres of vineyards that yield a small crop of concentrated and intensely flavored fruit. We grow mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with small parcels dedicated to other Bordeaux varieties, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Our Napa Valley estate contains three variations of Bale Loam soil derived from alluvial fans from the surrounding mountain ranges and the Napa River that borders the estate. 

We have several different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted here: See, 337, 191, 29, 4 and 6. The diversity of soil and clones provides us with a variety of fruit to create three estate Cabernets with distinct aromas, flavors, and textures that reflect our terroir. See clone bud wood from Napa Valley's famed Backus Vineyard is planted on the gravel beds left by the Napa River centuries ago, and yields small, intense berries with strong tannin structure. Clones 337 and 191 are planted nearby to create opulence in the mid-palate of our wines.

Grapes and wasp

Vineyard workers and grounds

Our vineyard team has been perfecting the art of precision farming for two decades and is intimately familiar with every vine on the Saint Helena Winery estate. This team represents the human element of our wine's terroir - their consistency and dedication to our estate is reflected in the reliably delicious character of our wines.

Organic and sustainable farming practices preserve the health of our land and its inhabitants, and our local environment. From honeybee hives near the pond to mycorrhizal networks in the untilled soils, sustaining a healthy ecosystem of flora and fauna promotes biodiversity on our estate. Our estate is certified by the Fish Friendly Farming organization.


Tending the vines