Hestan Vineyards' main estate is located on the east facing slopes of Napa Valley’s secluded Gordon Valley. Comprised of 56 planted acres, the vineyard is a tapestry of more than 25 small, individually farmed blocks planted to the five principle red Bordeaux varietals--Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec—and a small amount of Grenache and Sauvignon Blanc.
The vineyard’s unique mix of soils, slopes, exposures, rootstocks, clones and varietals contribute depth and complexity, while Vineyard Manager Angel Camarena’s meticulously customized pruning, leaf pulling, irrigation and harvest protocol maximizes the varietal character and vineyard signature of each block.
The winery also has a small 2-1/2 acre vineyard at the mouth of the Napa River near the San Francisco Bay that was planted to Chardonnay in 1997. In 2011, the White House served the Hestan Chardonnay at a dinner held for visiting President Hu Jintao of China.
Total acreage: 127 acres
Vine acres: 56
Altitude: 230 – 400ft
Soils: Silt loam over fractured shale
Irrigation: Drip/ Irrigation Pond
Pruning: Cordon and Cane
Yields: ½ - 3 tons/acre
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc
Average Vine Age: 12 years