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Grigsby Vineyard:

The 21-acre Grigsby Vineyard is ideally located between the warmer up-valley climes and the cooling maritime influence of the San Francisco Bay to the south, on the benchland of the Vaca Mountains. Temperatures during the long growing season are warm enough to produce perfectly ripe and flavorful fruit, with cool evening winds that ensure finesse and balance.

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, the Grigsby vineyard is also home to 1 acre of Merlot grapes, and about 1.5 acres of Syrah. Shortly after purchasing the vineyard in 1999, we planted new rows of vines between those already standing, essentially doubling the production of the vineyard. Today, we hold about 1/3 of our fruit for ourselves, selling the rest to other wineries throughout the Napa Valley.

 

Collinetta Vineyard:

Our Collinetta Vineyard is located in the Coombsville area of Napa, the newest sub-appellation in the Valley. Collinetta is Italian for “little hill,” and reflects the small knoll rising from the center of the property, which gives the vines a 360-degree orientation to the sun.

When we purchased the vineyard, it was home to a few pastured horses and a long-standing stone chimney, the only remnant of a house that burned down on the property in the late 1950’s. Located only minutes down the road from the Grigsby-Rocca family home, we had passed the site countless times, and knew we had to keep the chimney, a local landmark, standing when we planted our vines.

Chimney History:

The Chimney is what is left of the house that burned down in the late 1950’s. The owners were Gottlieb & Amaila Buhn. They both immigrated from germany in the early 1870’s. They married in San Francisco and moved to Coombsville in 1888 and purchased the house with the chimney in 1890 where they raised their 7 children. Gottlieb worked as a cooper, making wine barrels.

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