The first 30-acre parcel in Rutherford was purchased in 1983. Today, the winery owns five properties totalling 558 acres, 232 of which are currently planted. By owning and maintaining our own vineyard properties we can completely control the quality of the fruit we grow and the wines we make. Our 30 acre Rutherford Estate was certified organic in 2007 by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and in 2019 we were certified Fish Friendly Farming at all of our vineyard properties. We currently practice sustainable farming at all of our vineyard properties with the goal of becoming organically certified within the next few years.
Rutherford Estate Vineyard is planted with the five traditional Bordeaux varietals. Our H.B. Vineyard soil is deep and well drained, formed by three alluvial fans that supply gravel and sand to the valley floor’s deep loamy soil, making for perfect conditions.
Total Acres: 30
Total Acres Planted: 21
Date purchased: 1983
Climate: Moderately warm, marginally influenced by early morning fog
Elevation: 100 feet
Soils: Deep and well drained, gravelly-sandy and alluvial
Varietals Grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot
Persephone/Tess Vineyard is named after Persephone, the goddess of Greek mythology.
Total Acres: 350
Total Acres Planted: 120
Date purchased: 1996
Climate: Averaging high 80-90°F in the summer
Elevation: 1,000 feet above sea level
Soils: Bressa-Dible, Contra Costa and Pleasanton loam, soft sediments, well-drained and ranges moderately deep to shallow.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietals Grown: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Malbec & Sangiovese
Wappo Vineyard is named after the native Wappo tribe who populated the Napa Valley prior to the arrival of Spanish settlers.
Total acres: 71
Total acres planted: 10
Date purchased: 2006
Climate: Moderately warm temperatures
Elevation: 360 feet
Soils: Gravelly Loam
Varietals Grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot
Orchard vineyard is reminiscent of when this part of the Napa Valley was primarily planted to fruit orchards.
Total acres: 5
Total acres planted: 5
Date purchased: 2014
Climate: Moderate to cool, marine air and fog can remain until late-morning
Elevation: 112 feet
Soils: Transitional from gravelly consistency to silty clay loam
Varietals Grown: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Oak Knoll
Carneros Vineyard is planted with nine different Pinot Noir clonal varietals: Acacia, Martini, Mt. Eden, Swan, Hansel, Pommard, Clone 115, Clone 667 and Clone 777. The name Calmére comes from the French words for calm (calme) and sea (mer) reflecting our serene location and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay.
Total acres: 100
Total acres planted: 32
Date purchased: 2016
Climate: Cool with prevailing marine winds from San Pablo Bay
Elevation: 500 feet
Soils: Clay dominated, very shallow in general
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir and Viognier