Located in the northernmost region of the Napa Valley our stunningly beautiful Calistoga estate is home to Davis Estates. Totaling a 155 picturesque acres, 11 acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. The estate sweeps up from the famous Silverado Trail on the valley floor to 1,100 at its crest. This vast contrast of elevation, combined with a wide range of well draining volcanic soils and micro-climates, creates an ideal place to grow our preeminent grapes.
Our Rutherford vineyard is located near the Napa River where the alluvial fan creates a nutrient rich, vibrant soil composition ideal for our vines. The 1.5 acres of Sauvignon Blanc are close enough to the San Pablo Bay to get some early morning fog but far enough away to have warm temperatures and an abundance of sun during the day. Here our vines thrive in the famous Rutherford Dust of Rutherford’s volcanic soil providing the depth of taste, color and complexity the region is famous for.
Our Carneros vineyard is located in the Napa portion of this unique appellation that straddles the southern regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys. It sits just above sea level, where the Napa River flows through wetlands to the San Pablo Bay. The morning fog and maritime breezes from the bay create a longer, cooler growing season that is ideal for our 4 acres of Chardonnay and 3 acres of Pinot Noir. The clay subsoil and loam topsoil along with the cool climate help to create the ideal terroir for growing fruit with balanced color, flavors, tannins and acidity.
High above the valley floor proudly stands Howell Mountain. Here with its breathtaking views, our 20 acres are sun-drenched western facing slopes. Here the days are cooler with long afternoon sun exposure and the nights are warmer than our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards. Iron rich red clay and porous decomposed volcanic ash soils give our fruit great balance, structure and intensity of flavor.