Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards
Discover Napa Valley’s Most Admired Vineyards
B Cellars is proud to have a long-term partnership with legendary and pioneering grower, Andy Beckstoffer. Firmly rooted in the soil of Northern California’s Wine Country, Beckstoffer Vineyards has played an integral role in the evolution of the wine grape industry since 1970.
With a portfolio of six single-vineyard heritage wines, the B Cellars-Beckstoffer partnership offers some of the region’s best wines, produced from the most respected vineyards in Napa Valley. We have nurtured our partnership with Beckstoffer Vineyards since our founding in 2003 and continue to the first of only two wineries in Napa Valley who produce a wine from each of the six Heritage Vineyards. In addition, we bottle a unique Heritage Beckstoffer Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Read on to learn more about each of theses historic Heritage Vineyards.
Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard
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.
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
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 multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Franc using modern trellising.
Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
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.
Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
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 now 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.
Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard
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.
Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
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.