"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
Taylor Family Vineyards
The Taylor Family purchased their 23-acre estate in the heart of the Stags Leap District in 1976. In 1980 Jerry and Pat Taylor, along with their children Scott, Sandy and Mike, planted a 9-acre vineyard on their land on their hands and knees. They evolved from grower to vintner in 2002 and began producing their own Cabernet and Chardonnay. The family remains committed to the philosophy that great wines begin in the vineyard. Winemaker Gustavo Brambila supports the family philosophy by using a gentle hand to preserve the rich characteristics of the estate fruit.
5991 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
Vineyard tours and tastings by appointment only.