Vineyards

Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard

St. Helena | Napa Valley

William Bowers Bourn II, considered the last Bonanza King of the California Gold Rush, purchased his vineyard in St. Helena in 1872 as a family home and much of the original vineyard land remains in the care of his descendants to this day. A portion of the original vineyard was purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 2010. Planted with head-trained, old-growth Petite Syrah and various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beckstoffer Bourn vineyard is the newest Heritage vineyard.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon – 337 & 8
SOIL: Deep well-drained alluvial Cortina with cobblestones.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Flat aspect with southeast and northwest exposure. Blocks A2& B
CLIMATE: St. Helena is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley, characterized by long warm summer days with subtle afternoon breezes that come from the Pacific over the Mayacamas Mountain range. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.

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Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

St. Helena | Napa Valley

The Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is situated in the heart of St. Helena. An early Napa pioneer by the name of Dr. George Belden Crane originally planted vines on this site in 1858. During the 1920’s it was known as the City of St. Helena’s Chinatown. Beckstoffer Vineyards acquired this renowned site in 1997 and replanted to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Franc using modern trellising.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-337
Cabernet Franc-1
SOIL: Situated on the Oakville bench, the soil is a well-drained pale gravely loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Flat topography with eastern and western exposure. Cabernet Franc Block A3 & Cabernet Block B
CLIMATE: St. Helena is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley, characterized by long warm summer days with subtle afternoon breezes that come from the Pacific over the Mayacamas Mountain range. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.

 

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Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Rutherford | Napa Valley

The history of Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard is immense. Records show that a portion of this vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford. This 300-acre parcel first purchased by Beaulieu founder Georges de Latour in 1928 and called Beaulieu Vineyard Number 3, was the home of BV’s Rutherford Cabernets made by the renowned winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff. These wines achieved wide acclaim in the 1960’s and 70’s, establishing BV’s preeminence in the making of fine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1988, the vineyard has since been replanted using new Cabernet Sauvignon clones with tighter spacing and advanced trellising systems, enhancing both quality and grape tonnage.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-4
SOIL: Relatively deep, well-drained alluvial Pleasanton gravelly loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Located on the eastern side of the Rutherford Bench with eastern and western exposure. This site has gently sloped terrain. Block B2a
CLIMATE: An early morning fog layer burns off around 9 a.m., giving way to long, warm, sunny summer days. Late afternoon breezes come over the Mayacamas Mountains from the Pacific. This AVA has large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuation.

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Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard

Oakville | Napa Valley

Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is located just north of Yountville in the Oakville AVA. Purchased by Charles Hopper and given to his daughter Missouri in 1877, the land was planted to wine grapes and, as much of the Napa land was at that time, prunes and walnuts. In 1960, the land was purchased by Bruce Kelham as part of the historic Vine Hill Ranch. Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards from the Kelham family in 1996, today the vineyard is planted with multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-337
SOIL: Moderately deep gravelly bale loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Relatively uniform flat topography with southeastern and northwestern exposure. Block C
CLIMATE: Early morning marine influence gives way to long warm sunny days with late afternoon breezes. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.

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Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

St. Helena | Napa Valley

Planted to vineyard for over 150 years, Beckstoffer Las Piedras traces its history back to the original Mexican land grants. It became the first vineyard in what in nos the St. Helena appellation. Acquired in 1983 by Beckstoffer Vineyards, and individual blocks replanted in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2014, they have taken this 25 acre Heritage Vineyard to the highest level.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-4
SOIL: Las Piedras meaning little pebbles in Spanish, the soil is loaded with small pebbles from ancient river wash. The soil has a shallow horizon and is very well-drained gravelly loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Relatively flat aspect with southeast and northwest exposure. Block E
CLIMATE: St. Helena is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley, characterized by long warm summer days with subtle afternoon breezes that come from the Pacific over the Mayacamas Mountain range.  This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.

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Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

Oakville | Napa Valley

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is considered one of Beckstoffer Vineyards’ most famous Heritage Vineyards. This highly-acclaimed vineyard was originally planted by the Napa pioneer Hamilton Crabb in 1868, and named ‘To Kalon,’ which in Ancient Greek means “of upmost beauty.” The vineyard has been producing wines of great distinction ever since.

OWNER: Andy Beckstoffer
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-4, 7 & 337
Mondavi To Kalon Syrah-470
Sangiovese-Pepi
SOIL: Well-drained, light-colored gravelly loam, situated on the Oakville bench.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Gently sloped to flat topography with north-south exposure. Blocks A1, B 1, and D1.
CLIMATE: Foggy early mornings with ideal long, warm days and cool nights with late afternoon Pacific breezes coming over the Mayacamas Mountain range from the Pacific. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations

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Dutton Ranch Manzana Vineyard

Russian River Valley | Green Valley

Manzana Vineyard is owned and operated by the Dutton Family, who has been working the Sonoma County land since the 1880’s. The Manzana Vineyard is located in the Green Valley region of the Russian River Valley AVA, which is the coolest region of the AVA. Planted to six clones of Pinot Noir, the vines are rooted in arguably the best soil for this coveted variety.

OWNER  Dutton Family
VARIETALS/CLONES  Pinot Noir – 777 & 828
SOIL  Goldridge fine sand loam
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCK Eastern facing slope with eastern exposure.   Block 2001
CLIMATE  Manzana vineyard is largely influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Foggy mornings break in late morning, to allow sunshine in the afternoon. Some warm days do occur, but in general it is a relatively cool region.

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Maldonado Vineyard

Napa Valley

Maldonado Vineyard is located in Jameson Canyon, just south of Napa. It is nestled in a small and narrow valley that links Napa Valley to Solano County. Being very near the Carneros AVA, the vineyard is very cool with a large San Pablo Bay influence, which makes it a great site for Chardonnay. The Maldonado Family recognized that and has done a fabulous job stewarding their land to greatness.

OWNER: Lupe and Hugo Maldonado
VARIETALS/CLONES: Chardonnay-Rued, Young, Dijon
SOIL: Dark gravelly clay loam
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Southeast and northwest exposure. Block 3B
CLIMATE: Maldonado Vineyard is greatly affected by the San Pablo Bay. Early morning fog, with moderate daytime temperatures make this site great for Chardonnay, by preserving the acidity and slow even ripening.

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Dutton Ranch Mill Station Vineyard

Russian RIver Valley | Green Valley

Mill Station Vineyard is owned and operated by the Dutton Family. The Dutton Family has been working the Sonoma County land since the 1880’s. Mill Station vineyard lies in the coolest region of the Russian River Valley, which is called Green Valley. Where Chardonnay is not planted, you’ll find apple orchards that the Dutton Family owns and operates as well.

OWNER  Dutton Family
VARIETALS/CLONES  Chardonnay – Dijon 76
SOIL  Sebastopol Clay Loam
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCK  Moderately flat with gentle slope to the southwest, with eastern and western exposure.  Block 5
CLIMATE  Mill Station vineyard is largely influenced by the Pacific Ocean.  Foggy mornings break in late morning, to allow sunshine in for the afternoon.  Some warm days do occur, but in general it is a relatively cool region.

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Ehrlich Vineyard

Oakville | Napa Valley

The Ehrlich Vineyard is situated in Oakville, the heart of the Napa Valley, just south of the Oakville Cross Road. This site was originally planted to grapes in the early 20th century, but was quickly planted to walnuts once prohibition set in. It was again planted to grapes in the 1940’s and has remained a great vineyard ever since. There are still several walnut trees scattered throughout the site from the orchard days.

OWNER: Cliff and Patricia Ehrlich
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-337
SOIL: Deep, moderately drained silty clay loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Flat topography with eastern and western exposure. Block C
CLIMATE: Being in the heart of Oakville, this vineyard gets plenty of warm, sunny summer days with gently late afternoon breezes that come over the Mayacamas Mountains from the Pacific. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations. 

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Kenefick Ranch Vineyard

Calistoga | Napa Valley

Kenefick Ranch Vineyard is located just east of the city of Calistoga, nestled against the Vaca Mountain Range. This 125 acre vineyard is planted to more than 10 varieties. The vineyard is currently owned and managed by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick and his two children, Caitlin and Chris, who acquired it in 1978, and began replanting to newer clones and rootstocks and installed modern trellising.

OWNER: Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick
VARIETALS/CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon-Rosenblum
Petite Sirah-3
SOIL: Bale and Pleasanton loams.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Gently sloped with northwestern exposure. Cabernet Sauvignon Block CS1 & Petite Sirah Block PS2.
CLIMATE: Calistoga is the warmest AVA in the Napa Valley, characterized by long warm-to-hot summer days with subtle afternoon breezes that come from the Pacific over the Mayacamas Mountain Range.

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Kick Ranch® Vineyard

Sonoma

Kick Ranch® is in Sonoma County’s Rincon Valley, northeast of Santa Rosa.  Its hillside site is on the western side of the northern flank of Spring Mountain, which separates Sonoma and Napa Counties.  Nestled northeast of Santa Rosa on a beautiful hillside planted on historic land, a vineyard flourished there by the 1880’s.

OWNER: Dick Keenan and Kathy McNamara
VARIETALS/CLONES: Syrah-887
SOIL: Well-drained volcanic gravelly clay loam.
SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS: Western facing slope with primarily southern exposure.  Block B3
CLIMATE: Kick Ranch vineyard receives plenty of sun, but is cooled by fog and breezes that come in from the Pacific through the Petaluma Wind Gap.

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Star Vineyard

Rutherford | Napa Valley

Star Vineyard sits in the heart of the Rutherford AVA on the upper Rutherford bench. Founded in 1987 by Reg B. Oliver and well-known Napa Valley winemaker Ric Forman, Star vineyard has consistently produced stellar vintages. Star vineyard is currently managed and operated by Jack Oliver. Piña Vineyard Management takes great care of this 60 acre, sustainably-farmed vineyard to ensure that the fruit reaches its full flavor potential. The vines are Geneva Double Curtain trained, running east-to-west, and spaced 10 x 6 feet apart.

OWNER Jack Oliver
VARIETALS/CLONES Cabernet Sauvignon-7
Martha’s Chardonnay-Wente
SOIL Well-drained fine bale loam with multiple gravel beds passing through the terrain
SITE and B CELLARS BLOCKS Flat topography with southeast and northwest exposure. Cabernet Sauvignon Block A-1 & Chardonnay Block B-4
CLIMATE Rutherford is usually slightly cooler than its neighboring St. Helena AVA, since it is closer to the San Pablo Bay and more affected by the morning fog bank.  Rutherford AVA is characterized by long, warm summer days with light afternoon breezes coming over the Mayacamas Mountains from the Pacific.  This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.
   

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