Grable Vineyards sits at the base of Mount St. Helena, 510 feet above sea level, in the pristine Knights Valley appellation, where Sonoma and Napa counties meet.
Our vineyard soil is deep, well draining alluvium, consisting of gravel, sand and clay. Because of the excellent drainage, the roots must grow deep to seek water, so our crop yields are lower and berries are smaller with greater flavor concentration. The alluvial soil also provides the mineral component that gives our wines added complexity.
Our beautiful, gnarled +40-year-old Old Wente vines produce a minimal number of clusters per vine. This translates into great minerality in our finished Chardonnay.
The rootstock for our Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was selected to take full advantage of soil conditions and preservation of water by dry farming. The result is an intensity of flavor that shows in our finished Cabernets.