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Bay fog and morning shadows from nearby Mt. Geroge create cooler growing
conditions, allowing longer hang time which promote a more floral aromatic much sought-after by artisan winemakers. The vineyards are an island oasis surrounded by country estates in Napa Valley’s Coombsville region.

Site Characteristics:

  • Nearby mountains and the Alta Heights hills create a unique climate with cooler nights
  • Soils are Coombs gravelly loams
  • A well provides abundant, high quality irrigation water
  • Vineyards slope gently to the south
  • Picturesque Sarco Creek meanders past the vineyard


  • Streambank erosion site restored with natural structures: willow revetments and toe rock
  • Varieties selected for Pierce’s Disease resistance
  • Compost is applied to add organic matter and slowly released nutrients
  • Frost protection sprinkler heads use low-flow nozzles for water conservation