Alpha Omega 1155 Vineyard
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Obtaining its name from the street number of Alpha Omega winery, 1155 Vineyard produces Sauvignon Blanc and a tiny bit of Sémillon. 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.
Named after engineer Don Thomas, Thomas Vineyard is on a western hillside in Rutherford and visible from Alpha Omega’s terrace. This Alpha Omega-owned property is set up as a vineyard laboratory with the latest technology to monitor the weather and water. An early-ripening site, Thomas boasts rocky soil with a higher sand content than on the valley floor. The result is a powerful wine with an elegant balance of structure and density.
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.
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.
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.
Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
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.”
Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
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.
Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard
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.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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, this high-altitude vineyard receives a constant cooling breeze. Late ripening helps create extracted yet well-balanced wines.