RUTHERFORD AVA


is the geographic heart of Napa Valley. Approximately six square miles long and two miles at its widest point, this region has deep and well-drained gravel, sand and loamy soils, and moderate temperatures. Home to the famed "Rutherford Dust".

HOWELL MOUNTAIN AVA


overlooks St. Helena from the Vaca Range on the valley´s northeast side and encompasses 14,000 acres of which only 600 are vineyards. Known for its high elevation that ranges from 1,400 to 2,200 feet above sea level, the appellation enjoys sunshine, cool nights, and well-drained red volcanic soils.


 

TODAY, OUR ESTATE VINEYARDS TOTAL NEARLY SIXTY ACRES AND ARE LOCATED IN FOUR OF CALIFORNIA’S MOST UNIQUE AND CELEBRATED AVA’S.
Our family has been farming in the Napa Valley for five generations.  Our wines are an extension of the desire of our forefathers to make a difference in the place we call home.  Today more than ever, we grow our grapes and live our lives sustainably.  We encourage you to recycle and tread lightly on the earth.

SAINT HELENA AVA


centered around the town of St. Helena, this appellation covers 9,000 acres along the flat narrow land towards the northern end of the valley. The region´s soils are a mix, beginning on the south and west borders with a more sedimentary, gravel-clay, with lower fertility and moderate water retention. Further north and to the east soils are prevalently volcanic in origin and are deeper and more fertile. This area is narrow and is almost entirely the product of river erosion. First planted by Charles Krug, 1861.


 

LAKE COUNTY AVA


is a mountainous region with elevations up to 2,600 feet. Its rocky red volcanic soils and cooler temperatures provide ideal conditions for growing wine grapes. This AVA has a colder winter and a longer growing season than any other wine growing region in California.

 
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