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Alpha Omega 1155 Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc
Obtaining its name from the street number of Alpha Omega winery, 1155 Vineyard produces only Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard’s 12 feet of heavy clay supplies a very deep root system that allows for Sauvignon Blanc to handle the heat and ripen in a wonderful and slow way. The structural vineyard allows for depth and fatness, not just aromatic.

“1155 is probably one of the greatest proofs that I had in my career that experience and knowledge of the soil is the answer and key to wine. When we first came, I was not really understanding why you would plant Sauvignon Blanc in Rutherford because it is very sensitive to heat.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Thomas Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Named after engineer Don Thomas, Thomas Vineyard is located on a western hillside in Rutherford and visible from Alpha Omega’s lovely terrace. Owned by Alpha Omega, the property is set up as a vineyard laboratory. Alpha Omega Winemaker Jean Hoefliger can be a mad scientist by controlling all aspects of viticulture to the winemaking process. The result is a powerful wine with an elegant balance of structure and density.

“Thomas is the most exciting, new vineyard I’ve had in a long, long time. It’s probably the best discovery I’ve had. The berry size is always quite small so you get great extraction and dense power.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Sunshine Valley Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Oak Knoll District Sunshine Valley Vineyard was originally named Hillview Vineyard. It is located on the western side of Highway 29 in the Oak Knoll District AVA. The vineyard is a colder climate site pushing the grapes to ripen slowly and allowing the aromas and tannins to ripen at the same pace as the brix. In addition, the deep soils give amazing complexity and structure.

“The amazing thing with Sunshine Valley is it’s the site that has ended up the most consistently in ERA as a component over the last 10 years. The reason for that is it’s quite consistent and extremely balanced.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Napa pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane originally planted Dr. Crane vineyard in 1858. It was acquired by Beckstoffer in 1997 and replanted in 1998. The vineyard’s location on the west side of St. Helena gives the vineyard its gravelly loam soils.

“We have three different blocks so that gives us a little bit of diversity into what we put into our single vineyard. It’s one of my favorite sites. You get ripeness every year. It’s really something special.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
To Kalon, the most famous of Andy Beckstoffer’s vineyards, was originally planted in 1868 by Napa pioneer Hamilton Crabb and has produced some of the Napa Valley’s best red grapes ever since. Beckstoffer replanted the vineyards, located in Oakville, in 1994. Nestled at the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains in the center of Napa Valley, To Kalon receives just enough morning fog and full day sun to produce Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with complex layers of cassis, wild berries, licorice and spice.

“The beauty of To Kalon is how even the vineyard is. It’s a very deep, sandy soil that has great drainage because of a slope. You have an early vegetative cycle but also have a very deep root system that brings that tannic concentrated frame. Layered is the best word to describe To Kalon.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Las Piedras was the first vineyard planted in what is now the St. Helena appellation. In 1983, Beckstoffer purchased the property and planted it to two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Impressed with the quality of the gravelly soil, the farm workers named the vineyard Las Piedras, which means “little pebbles.”

“Las Piedras is like a cul-de-sac against the mountain range. It traps a lot of heat and is warmer but extremely well drained.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
This 300-acre parcel in Rutherford was first bought by Beaulieu founder Georges de Latour in 1928. Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1988, the vineyard has since been replanted using new Cabernet Sauvignon clones with tighter spacing and advanced trellising systems thus enhancing quality.

“I call it my ‘fall in love vineyard.’ It took me time to fall in love with it because it was an intellectual challenge. It’s a site whose personality takes time to understand and measure.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Missouri Hopper Vineyard was a portion of the historic Vine Hill Ranch located in the Oakville AVA. This is at the hourglass of Napa Valley, giving it a cooler climate than neighboring To Kalon Vineyard due to the influence of the Bay. Missouri Hopper yields Cabernet Sauvignon that has a balance of ripeness with finesse and elegance.

“Missouri Hopper is the one vineyard that determines the best – what I consider the balance between a warmer climate and a colder climate in Napa Valley. Because of its geographical condition location, you get the last influence from the Bay. You go further north and you don’t have that anymore. It’s always a vineyard that is extremely well-balanced and well-integrated.”
- Jean Hoefliger

Stagecoach Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah
The Krupp family developed Stagecoach Vineyard, perched on Atlas Peak, in 1995 at 1,800 feet in altitude. The rocky, volcanic terroir and well-drained soils are perfect growing conditions for hillside fruit. On the plateau of Atlas Peak, it is a high altitude vineyard with a valley floor climate receiving constant heat. Late ripening creates extracted yet well-balanced wines.

“It’s a very tannic profile usually because of the rockiness and well-drained soil. It’s a very masculine type of wine.”
- Jean Hoefliger