“We knew the spot the moment we saw it. After three years of searching, we came upon a beautiful cattle ranch at the northeast end of Napa Valley outside of Calistoga. With Mt. St. Helena and the Palisades ringing the canyon, the site was breathtaking. Evidence of a pre-prohibition vineyard confirmed our belief that this was the place to develop an exceptional vineyard.”
– Marla and Dale Bleecher, Proprietors
Located off the Old Lawley Road nestled at the base of Mt. St. Helena, Jericho Canyon Vineyards was born after Dale and Maria Bleecher found their ‘dream site’ back in 1989. While this part of Napa Valley is quite rugged, the vines have thrived in the large diurnal swings the location experiences as well as the hills of the nearby Palisades. The vineyard is sustainably farmed, and has produced grapes for big time producers such as David Ramey’s Rudd Estate and Ramey Wine Cellars. The output is low, with the focus on quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-styled blends as well as small bottlings of Sauvignon Blanc.
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