STAGS LEAP DISTRICT ESTATE VINEYARD (Wappo Hill)

Our Stags Leap District Estate Vineyard on Wappo Hill uniquely combines a southern hillside exposure for maximum ripening potential of our red Bordeaux varietals along with cool, fog-filled evenings that allow for optimum structural development yielding greater precision in the harvested grapes. The rare granitic soils (Wappo Hill is believed to be an extinct volcano) retain heat and minimize water retention, stressing the vines causing them to push their roots deeper in search of nourishment. Careful planting of specific varietals with regards to subtle differences in soil depths, composition and daylight exposure, mirrors the fundamental terroir concepts used for centuries on both the Left and Right Banks of Bordeaux.