For the past 40 years, Vine Cliff Winery has produced limited quantities of ultra-premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville AVA.? Vine Cliff Vineyard encompasses a hundred acre estate with various elevations and terraced slope orientations that range from valley floor to a bench vineyard at 680 feet elevation. Our Cabernet Sauvignon are reflective of our unique and highly acclaimed?terroir?and made in a balanced style with layer upon layer of subtlety and complexity.
Gentle fruit handling, small lot fermentations, and attention to quality are the rule for producing great Cabernet at Vine Cliff. Our grapes are hand-picked at night or in the early morning to give us cold fruit for processing. Careful winemaking, gentle techniques, and limited processing all contribute to wines that express the terroir of the Vine Cliff Estate. Our historic Oakville Estate vineyard consists of 25 acres, reaching up steep hillside terraces to the flat rocky red soil of the ?Oakville Bench? at 400 feet above the valley floor. Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon's first vintage in the modern era was the 1990. Since then, it has garnered high scores for every vintage.