OAK GLEN VINEYARD

Oak Glen Vineyard is situated near a grove of majestic oak trees on the eastern side of the Napa Valley floor. This 25-acre parcel on Silverado Trail is between the towns of Napa and Yountville, close to the Napa River in the Oak Knoll District. A seasonal creek divides the property and creates a small “island” and secluded grove of oaks. 

This idyllic setting has been a glorious homesite since the early 1900’s and also served as pastureland for grazing cattle belonging to nearby Stanley Dairy. In 1948, Hermosa and Louise Smith bought the property and began farming it.

Smith was a sea captain who took to farming, raising pigs and growing wheat on the acreage. From the late 1960’s and through the 70’s, the Silva family enjoyed the shade of Oak Glen on the Napa River. They removed some of the oaks and planted the first grapes in the late 1960’s. In 1980, an investment group purchased the property, removed the last three oak trees on the north east block and replanted the vineyard to Chardonnay grapes. This exceptional quality fruit was sold to Mumm – Napa Valley for their sparkling wine program. 

In 1996, the Leonardini Family of Whitehall Lane Winery purchased the property with the vision of replanting the vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon on the eastern side and Sauvignon Blanc to the west. They replanted the vineyard in the summer of 1998. 

Vineyard Details (Soil Type and Grape Varietals)

GRAVELLY LOAM SOIL
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
SAUVIGNON BLANC
EXPERIMENTAL RED