This vineyard has been in our family since 1872 and has been producing grapes for the past 150 years and has been an integral part of the formation of the Napa we know today and has long been a renowned source of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and more recently, Cabernet Sauvignon.
What makes this site so unique is its location and proximity to the mountains which places us in an alluvial fan of gravelly cortina soils which delivers power, balance and elegance to everything that comes out of the vineyard regardless of varietal. Our proximity to Sulphur Canyon, which lies due West of the vineyard, introduces cool air from the marine layer earlier in the afternoon than other vineyards situated further into the floor. This early afternoon cooling juxtaposes mouthwatering acidity and minerality against deep and dense fruit tones derived by midday heat. It’s a one of a kind site and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
As our family has evolved, so has the site and vines. Currently, 45 acres of vineyard remain from the 120 that were originally purchased by the family and, as we’ve moved down the family tree, the land is now divided amongst three family members. Our dream is to one day produce all the wines from the vineyard but for now, if you’re actively seeking Hayne vineyard wines beyond our label, you can also find it under Turley, Nickel & Nickel, Corison or the Bourn Vineyard in the Beckstoffer portfolio.