Dr. Crane

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.


Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Napa Valley