"Ultimately, of course, it is human intervention that turns a landscape into a vinescape. Selection of plant material, methods of cultivation and, perhaps most important, timing of the harvest have everything to do with how the land is expressed in wines."
—Rod Smith, Unlocking the Secrets of Terroir
Los Angeles Times
Andelin Vineyards was purchased in 1990 by Tony Andelin. The 9-acre site produces Cabernet Sauvignon for Cliff Lede Vineyards.
Annapurna Vineyards was purchased in 1999. The property includes 20 acres, of which 4 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.79 acres with Merlot. The Merlot vines and a portion of the Cabernet Sauvignon are cordon pruned and vertically shoot positioned. The remaining Cabernet Sauvignon vines are cordon quadrilateral pruned and divided quadrilateral shoot positioned. Annapurna Vineyards sells its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot fruit to Reynolds Family Winery.
The vineyard was planted almost 23 years ago and purchased in 2004 by the Browman family. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All the grapes are used in the making of Cavus.
Mary Jane Fay
Mary Jane Fay's 12-acre vineyard is located in the heart of the Stags Leap District, bordered by Steltzner Vineyards, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Mrs. Fay is the widow of the Reverend Thomas. B. Turnbull and Nathan F. Fay. The vineyard's Merlot grapes are sold to Shafer Vineyards.
Hermosa Vineyards has been family owned for 40 years by Dede Wilsey and now her sons Trevor and Todd Traina. Comprising almost 20 acres, it is currently planted half in Merlot and half in Cabernet. The grapes are sold to Stags' Leap Winery where they are lovingly crafted into several of their wines.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Joseph Phelps Vineyards was purchased by Joseph Phelps in 1983. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown on the 40-acre site are farmed using sustainable agricultural practices. The vines are cane pruned and vertically shoot positioned.
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Stags Landing Vineyard
Stags Landing Vineyard comprises 44 acres abutting the Napa River. Owned by the Missimer Family and managed by Vyborny Vineyard Management, the vineyard's Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon grapes are purchased by Beaulieu Vineyards and Simi Winery.
Stony Meadow Vineyard
Cheryle Stanley purchased this small property in 1974 and first planted Merlot in 1985. In 2009 brothers David and Ernie Ilsley replaced those vines with Petit Verdot which are cordon pruned, 555 spacing with sod cover crop. The grapes will go exclusively to them.