The La Pelle Wines foundation is first and foremost, being a grape grower. Our partnership with Silverado Farming Company allows the La Pelle team to work in an estate-like model. We select the properties, grow our grapes, farm the land, and make the wine. Our vision from day one is to have 100% control and follow our goal to become fully sustainable. If we farm the land, we can ensure that our winemaking style and fruit sources remain consistent year after year.
The St. Helena AVA was officially approved in 1995, its boundaries defined by Zinfandel Lane to the south, Bale Lane to the north, the intersection of Howell Mountain and Conn Valley Road to the east, and the 400 foot elevation line of the Mayacamas Mountain range to the west. Today, St. Helena remains the epicenter of Napa Valley wine.
The most northern vineyard of the series is located on the western side of Napa Valley's historic Highway 29, planted in the alluvial fans of the St. Helena AVA. We practice sustainable farming on these 40-year-old vines. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon is the varietal we harvest from this property in early to mid-September.
Oakville name is synonymous with excellence in winemaking. A unique combination of soil, topography and climate join together here, creating an environment that makes Oakville a viticultural treasure.
The alluvial soils have a composition of rock and gravel that inhibit high vigor and favor vine balance. This site’s proximity to San Pablo Bay and its cooling breezes help to cultivate fruit with elegance and finesse. This AVA has earned a reputation for producing an array of world-class wines and has been growing grapes dating back to 1851, with some of the earliest vineyard plantings of varieties for fine wine.
A vineyard near the foothills of the Vaca Mountain range in what is known as the Coombsville AVA in southeastern Napa Valley. The soils are predominately ash and loam. Some of the vines date back 20 years. We typically harvest Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc from this site in early October.