Tench Vineyard, owned by Brian and Adair Tench, is in Oakville, just off the eastern Oakville bench. The eastern side of the property consists of red, rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock, perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit from this site has the perfect mix of power, opulence and finesse, and provides the structure of Post Parade. “A lot of valley floor vineyards are all fruit," says our winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. "But this site has a lot of backbone that helps balance the finished wine.”
Red Head Vineyard
Red Head Vineyard, owned by Ed and Jan Brown is located on Old Soda Springs Road north of the city of Napa, on the southeast side of the Napa Valley. Once a llama pasture, Ed and Jan planted a 7.5-acre vineyard of clone 685 on the site’s rocky southwest-facing hillside in 2007. “There's not much clone 685 planted in the valley,” says Brown, “but everywhere I've tasted it, I've been impressed. Grapes from Red Head provide the softer, plusher side of the wine.”
Ithaca is located in the Rutherford AVA, comprised of six 10-acre lots, side-by-side on Route 29, extending north to Zinfandel Lane. Our north-end valley floor location gives Ithaca one of the best microclimates in Napa Valley. The width of the valley allows extra-long daylight hours, and the altitude provides an average 12°(F) drop for cool evenings that produce more mature berries.