Napa Wine Company has 635 planted vineyard acres and the
property is the tenth largest planted acreage in Napa
County. Click Here for map.
The Company is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals.
Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers, Napa
Wine Company uses organic vineyard management techniques.
Selective leaf and shoot removal reduces fungus and
mildew pressure. Cover crops like oats, peas, mustard
and vetch, are planted between rows to naturally inhibit
soil erosion, reduce dust, restore nutrients and encourage
microbiological activity. Even grape skins and stems
are composted after harvest and added back to the soil,
replenishing nitrogen and potassium and increasing
microbiological activity. For more information about organic farming please visit www.ccof.org.
The 635 vineyard acres are divided between Oakville
(35%) and Yountville (65%), two distinguished appellations within Napa
Valley. Within the vineyards are several distinctive blocks, each having
a specific name. These vineyard names began making their debuts on prestigious
wine labels in the late 1990’s.
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|Block House Vineyard
Block House is the largest of our vineyards at 450 acres and planted to Pinot
Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The vineyard is named for pioneer George C. Yount’s
block house, the first Kentucky style block house west of the Mississippi.
In the design of a block house, the top floor juts out over the ground floor
so that inhabitants can protect the structure. Block houses were often constructed
for defense in frontier areas.
Nestled on a gently sloping knoll on the north edge of Yountville, Ghost Block
vineyard is named in honor of the historic Pioneer Cemetery for which it borders.
The vineyard is 16 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.
|Lincoln Creek Vineyard
Known for its Merlot, the 80 acres of Lincoln Creek is located between Highway
29 on the west and the Napa River on the east in the Oakville appellation.
It is named for a small creek that cuts through the middle of the vineyard.
|Mill Race Vineyard
The Mill Race Vineyard is cradled by a curve
in the Napa River’s eastern
bank. George C. Yount’s original grist/flour mill was powered by a “race” – a
diverted part of the river once on the site of
this vineyard. Located in the Yountville appellation,
Mill Race Vineyard is sheltered by the Yountville
Hills to the west and is situated just below
the border of the Oakville appellation to the
north. This block of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Franc and Petite Verdot is 32 acres.
Sauvignon Blanc reigns here, occupying all
of the 32 acres. The vineyard was acquired
by Napa Wine Company in 1986. The property’s
original owner was American Naval Officer
Admiral Willey, who called the beloved land
The Pelissa Vineyard is 60 acres and is located
in Oakville, Napa Valley. The vineyard
is named for Andrew and Babe Pelissa, who
after their marriage on August 30, 1930
made their home at the site of this vineyard,
which at the time was a dairy. Two generations
later, the heirs of Andrew and Babe purchased
the land and named the vineyard in honor of the heritage that began a family
business still thriving today, thus bringing the family full circle. The vineyard
is formerly known as “BV 7,” one of the vineyards responsible for
some of the great BV “Georges de Latour” Cabernet Sauvignons.
In the Oakville appellation, grapes from
the old vines of the Rock Cairn Vineyard
have been long sought after by some of
finest wineries. It is named for rock cairns
left by Native Americans who traveled through
the hills of Yountville. The 32 precious acres
are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pam Starr, winemaker and a custom crush
client, sums it up well: "Napa Wine Company — where a universe
of winemaking styles and techniques is accomplished."