Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard

History

Located in Oakville, this famous vineyard is tucked along the wooded hills of the Mayacama Mountain Range. This premier site has been in a family for several generations and is farmed with precision by Vineyard Manager Mike Wolf. Napa Valley growers—Hopper, Whitton, Hahn, Taddei—have farmed Vine Hill Ranch since 1884, documenting their annual plantings of grapevines, plums, pears and other crops. Following the footsteps of those pioneering families, Bruce Kelham purchased the land in 1959. He was a dedicated preservationist who moved to Napa to cultivate wine grapes after playing a role in establishing the Point Reyes National Seashore. Kelham’s descendants, the Phillips family, began cultivating fine wine grapes here in 1959 and, with the founding of Phillips Family Farming. The vineyard is on a sloping grade and our site, with its deep, loamy soils and mature vines, yield expressive dark and rich fruit flavors with beautiful energy for our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, with the first vintage from 2017.

Our wines from Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard:

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Innaugural Vintage 2017 ~


VINEYARD AT A GLANCE

Grape Varieties Planted: Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Oakville

Age of Vines: 1996

Winemaker: Jennifer Williams

 Viticulturist: Michael Wolf

Soils: Alluvial sand

Vineyard Site: Foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain Range