Quivet Cellars sources fruit from prestigious locations throughout the Napa Valley.
Tench Vineyards has a unique and special "terroir." On the eastern side the property consists of red rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock, which produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon. Towards the western side of the vineyard, the soil is grayish loam clay on which both Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc have thrived. Quivet Cellars is privileged to source exceptional Sauvignon Blanc fruit from the western block replanted in 1998. These 13 year old vines produce a Sauvignon Blanc highlighted with a citrus zest and a fine grained volcanic minerality.
Las Madres Vineyard
Now in its 11th leaf, Las Madres Vineyards is hitting its stride. The wines created from its grapes consistently express bright fruit, complex flavors, green and black olive and meaty undertones coupled with an excellent natural acid profile. We share the fruit from this vineyard with Myriad, Orin Swift - The Prisoner and Eric Kent. Wines from Las Madres Vineyards have been showcased in CNN Money, The Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Spectator, the San Francisco Chronicle and Fortune Magazine. Quivet Cellars has been honored to have had this vineyard in its portfolio from the beginning and looks forward to future release single vineyard syrah from this unique site for years to come. Just a stunning site for classic cool climate syrah!
Spring Mountain District
Our 30-acre vineyard on Spring Mountain was originally planted in 1990 by the Raymond family was purchased by its current owners in 1995. The vineyard, which sits at elevations between 600 to 1000 feet, exudes variations of slope, aspect, and soil. Sandstone, red clay and volcanic rock comprise the sedimentary-type soils, where vines are planted on steep, hand-carved terraces. The vineyard has thirty-percent slopes which face south to southeast so the vines are sun-drenched until mid-day, then able to enjoy the afternoon heat without direct sun exposure. This produces an even ripening pattern with no risk of sunburn or dehydration during the late hot summer heat. Yields have averaged 1.5 tons per acre. Perched atop a beautiful ridge, much like a compass rose, the vineyard is comprised of multiple exposure points that span a full 360 degrees around a central knoll.
This bench land beauty has the ability to ripen any varietal earlier than most parts of Napa Valley. The attention to detail in the vineyard is without compare. We are even known to fine tune our picks to the point of harvesting the sunny side of the vine weeks before the shaded. Quivet produces both Cabernet and Syrah from the premium block on the most Eastern slopes of the vineyard. Excellent drainage, rocky soils, warm Calistoga days and cool nights bless this site with rich, boastful grapes that fill our wines with stunning blue fruits yet compliment them with polished structure.
In 2011 Quivet Cellars purchased Cabernet from what we consider to have the potential of being one of the top three Cabernet vineyards in the Napa Valley. Rich in history, soils and prestigious neighbors, this is vineyard is a stone’s throw from the highly regarded Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard. Established in 1863, the Pellet Vineyard was among the first vineyards in Napa Valley of significance, and is named after Henry Alphonse Pellet. It joins other world renowned vineyards of historical importance such as To Kalon Vineyard established in 1868, the Dr. Crane Vineyard established in 1864, and the Charles Krug Vineyards, established in 1861.
Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
Planted to vineyard for over 150 years, Beckstoffer Las Piedras traces its history back to the original Mexican land grants. In the 1840's European settler, Edward Bale planted the property, a wedding gift to he and his wife from General Vallejo, to Mission grapes. It became the first vineyard planted in what is now the St. Helena appellation. The vineyard was first planted to wine grape varietals by Henry Amstutz, a colleague of Henry Pellet, one of California's first great winemakers, who established one of the first wineries in the Valley on the adjoining property in 1860. In 1983 Beckstoffer Vineyards purchased the property and planted it to two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Impressed with the quality of the gravelly soil, the farm workers named the vineyard Las Piedras, which means little pebbles.