We source grapes from a handful of small vineyards across the Napa Valley.


Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, this appellation is known for its unique terroir, possessing well drained soil composed of gravel, loam, and sand with volcano and marine sediments. It is this terroir that creates the infamous Rutherford Dust, which is a fine-grained tannin profile that is a hallmark of all wines made from this region.

We farm a collective group of vineyards from this appellation that provide us with a little bit of everything. Our partners on the valley floor deliver fruit with opulence and purity, while our eastern hillside sources add structure and concentration.

The Rutherford Appellation

  • Climate: Moderately warm, still marginally influenced by early morning fog.
  • Elevation: 100 to 500 ft.
  • Rainfall: 38 inches annually.
  • Soils: Western benchland is sedimentary, gravelly-sandy and alluvial, with good water retention and moderate fertility. The eastern side has more volcanic soils, moderately deep and more fertile.
  • Varieties & Characteristics: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel: Quite intense cherry and mineral, almost earthy aromas. Flavors are full, ripe, and notably currant with firm, but supple tannins for extended aging.


Over the years, the Oakville appellation has become Napa Valley’s Rodeo Drive thanks to its amazing success with Bordeaux varietals, and is home to some of the wine worlds’ most iconic vineyards. The mix of gravelly and sandy soils that make up this esteemed landscape is the result of sedimentary deposits from the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains, producing wines with exceptional texture and firm tannins. 

Two specific sites that are situated on the western side of the AVA is where we get our fruit from, as these sites benefit from being rooted in the alluvial fan that comes down from the mountains, while also being situated near small waterways that split off from the Napa River which carves its way throughout the appellation.

The Oakville Appellation

  • Climate: Moderately warm, with temperatures commonly in the mid-90°F range in high summer, but also still strongly affected by night and early morning fog which helps keep acidity levels good. East side of the AVA receives more of warmer afternoon sun.
  • Elevation: 75 to 500 ft.
  • Rainfall: 35 inches annually.
  • Soils: Primarily sedimentary gravelly alluvial loams on the western side, with more volcanic but heavier soils on the eastern side. Low to moderate fertility and fairly deep, with average water retention.
  • Varieties & Characteristics: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot: Ripe currant and mint flavors, rich texture and full, firm structure tempered by rich fruit. Sauvignon Blanc: Full, steely, yet very fleshy.

Los Carneros

With territory that includes parts of both Napa and Sonoma counties, the Carneros appellation’s proximity to the San Pablo Bay makes it perfect for producing grapes that are better suited for a cooler climate. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive here due to the cool fog and breezes that swirl through its rolling hills on a daily basis, and its predominantly clay soils and thin topsoil are rich in ocean deposits and minerals dating back to a time when man did not exist.

The Silvercreek Vineyards finds itself among the rolling hills of the AVA, and exists in perfect harmony with the environment capturing the energy from the San Pablo Bay which brings unique life and personality to its vines.

The Los Carneros Appellation

  • Climate: Cool, with prevailing marine winds from the San Pablo Bay and through the Petaluma Gap to the west. High temperatures during summer rarely exceed 80°F with less diurnal range variation.
  • Elevation: 15 to 400 ft.
  • Rainfall: 18 to 24 inches annually
  • Soils: Clay dominated, very shallow in general, with more loam and hillside alluvials in the northern section. Yields typically are restrained by the hard claypan subsoil, which prevents deep-rooting.
  • Varieties & Characteristics: Chardonnay: minerally pear-apple and spice flavors. Merlot: sinewy and lightly herbal, with fine tannins and sleek structure. Pinot Noir: ripe cherry-cinnamon spice flavors with earthy notes.