Vine Hill Ranch
VINE HILL RANCH
Lush, aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes thrive in the well-drained soil and temperate climate of our seven-block vineyard—the perfect alignment of a place and its product.
Tucked along the wooded hills of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Oakville, fruit from our higher vineyard blocks exude an earthy, forest floor chaparral quality—the sloping grade, gravelly soil and most mature vines produce intense, concentrated and expressive black fruit. Blocks on the lower benchland, with its deep, loamy soils and younger vines, yield bright fruit flavors and fine tannins full of verve and energy.
VHR Cabernet is an estate-grown wine of place, the culmination of the Phillips family’s evolution from grapegrowing to winemaking over three generations. Years of traversing vineyard rows and caring for each of Vine Hill Ranch’s seven blocks have imbued a deep understanding of our estate vineyard’s unique characteristics.
To produce a true wine of place, we take a minimal touch approach to winemaking: harvesting at optimal ripeness, meticulous sorting of fruit, cold-soaking, extended maceration, use of native yeast and new French oak barrels. We vinify each lot separately to promote the full expression of the vineyard