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Whitehall Lane

1563 St Helena Hwy, Saint Helena, CA, United States
Region: Saint Helena, St. Helena (800) 963-9454 http://www.whitehalllane.com/
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  • Winery Contact:
    Brooke Rose
  • Winemaker:
    Dean Sylvester

About our winery:

We are a small, family-owned winery in Napa Valley\'s historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 140 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine\'s year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine. Whitehall Lane was founded in 1979 but the history of the soil cultivation dates back two centuries. In the mid 1800\'s, Napa Valley settlers were drawn to the deep, loamy soils and ideal climate, planting high quality grape vines at the Whitehall Lane Winery site. A barn constructed in the early 1900\'s for equipment storage is still used today. In 1979, two brothers started the winery and directed their winemaking efforts successfully to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They named the winery after the road that runs along the south border of the property, Whitehall Lane. In 1993, the Leonardini Family of San Francisco took control of the Whitehall Lane estate. They updated the winemaking, instituted a new barrel-aging program and continued sourcing the finest vineyards.

Three things to love about us:

The Cabernet is ranked among the best in the world. The vineyards date back centuries. This is a small, family-owned winery.

What makes us unique:

Whitehall Lane owns and operates six prime Napa Valley vineyards that are the cornerstone on which all of the wines are made. They take full advantage of these properties and their Napa Valley climate to grow grapes that are ripe and loaded with varietal flavors. Five of the vineyards are situated on the floor of the Napa Valley, primarily in the Rutherford sub-appellation. The soils tend to have lots of gravel and the rootstocks, grape varieties and clones were selected for each specific block in every vineyard. The sixth vineyard is nestled at the base of the eastern hills in St. Helena and also offers world class Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery utilizes modern viticulture science in the vineyards to grow the best grapes possible. Infrared aerial photos of each vineyard are taken throughout the growing season to measure the growth of the leaf canopy. They also examine the physical properties of the soils in each vineyard, measuring depths of soil horizons, rooting depth and water holding capacity. Wireless capacitance probes are utilized to achieve precision irrigation. Neutron and C-probes use electrical charges to measure soil moisture. This information is then analyzed in contrast to the reading produced by a pressure bomb. Pressure bombs measure the amount of moisture in a leaf. In addition to this advanced technology, they have the experienced eyes of their winemaker and vineyard managers who walk the vineyards daily and ensure everything possible is done to grow spectacular wine grapes.

Our awards:

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007- 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast. 2007- 92 Points, Wine Spectator. 2006- Silver Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. 2005- Reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Connoisseur\'s Guide, and Wine News. 2004 - Napa Valley Silver Anniversary. Reviews from Wine Spectator and Decanter Magazine\'s World Wine Awards. 2003 - The 2003 Reserve Cabernet is the first wine in North America to be distinguished with a revolutionary glass closure. Cabernet Sauvignon 2007- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast. 2006- Reviews from SF Chronicle Wine Competition and Decanter Magazine. 2005- Reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Wine News, and Quarterly Review of Wines. 2004- 91 Points. 2003 - Wine Spectator\'s Great California Cabernets and Three Stars from Decanter Magazine\'s California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Report. 2002 - Four Stars. 2001 - Exceptional vintage! Reviews include Wine Enthusiast, Quarterly Review of Wines, and Wine Spectator. 2000 - 88 Points, Wine Spectator. Merlot 2007 -90 Points, Wine Spectator. 2006 -92 Points Wine Enthusiast, Editors Choice Award. 2005 - 92 Points Wine Enthusiast, Editors Choice Award. 2004- Reviews from Wine Spectator and Quarterly Review of Wines. 2003- Best of Show: Five Star Wine. Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - "Wine of the Week", Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

  Days and hours open

Mon10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM6:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM6:00 PM

  • Casual
  • Large & Robust
  • Good For Groups
  • Has A View
  • Rustic
  • Modern
  • Sophisticated
  • Small & Quaint
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Blends
  • Barrel Sampling
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Catering
  • Limo Friendly
  • Wine Education Classes
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Art/Historical Gallery
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Picnic Sites
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Wedding Services



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