vineyard & wineryThe Spottswoode Estate Vineyard is an ideal terroir for growing wine grapes. Situated along the western edge of St. Helena on the apex of the Sulphur Creek fan, the sandy clay loam provides superb drainage. The gap between the Mayacamas Range and Spring Mountain admits cooling maritime breezes that temper the sun’s warmth, creating an exceptional microclimate for winegrowing.
Our forty acres are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. As stewards of this beautiful estate, we treat the land with great respect. We hand-tend and organically farm our grapes and have been certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) since 1992. The individual attention given to each block of our vineyard contributes to the quality, consistency, and unique flavor of our wines.
The Spottswoode Estate consists of two historic buildings (circa 1884): a Victorian farmhouse which serves as our office, and a pre-Prohibition stone cellar where we barrel-age our Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve also added a handsome winery built to blend seamlessly with the historic structures and carefully designed to help our winemaker optimize the quality of each distinct block of our estate vineyard.