To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley.
Beckstoffer's famous To Kalon Vineyard is the source for our Concerto To Kalon Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1993, the 89-acre parcel was part of the original 359-acre To Kalon vineyard first planted by Hamilton Crabb in 1868. In the 1880s, the wines of Crabb ranked among Napa Valley's top vintages. To Kalon has continued to produce some of the Napa Valley's and America's most sought-after wines every decade since. Today, in addition to the Beckstoffer parcel, Mondavi owns 250 acres of To Kalon and the University of California, Davis, the remaining 20 acres. In addition to being a source of Kitchak Cellars Concerto, the vineyard produces a number of America's top Cabernets including Schrader Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Atalon, Karl Lawrence, Juslyn, Behrens & Hitchcock, Cain, Provenance, Cardinale, Etude, and others. See California’s Best Single Vineyards [See article], and Fabled Ground article [See article]. The To Kalon Vineyard was also named as one of America's Top 10 Vineyards by Food and Wine Magazine [See article].
Lake Cynthia Vineyards, Napa Valley, California.
Owned by Kitchak Cellars, the Lake Cynthia Vineyard is the source for SCHERZO, our Cabernet Rosato. It is also the source for both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for our ADAGIO, Proprietary Blend, Napa Valley Red Wine and our MOZART Napa Valley Estate Reserve Merlot. It is also the source for the Marsanne and Roussanne grapes for our VIVACE' Ermitage Blanc white wine.
The Lake Cynthia Vineyard's microclimate features foggy mornings, warm days and cool bay breezes in the late afternoon. The soils consist of moderately to well drained rocky soils on old alluvial fans which are excellent for extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Because of its location on the Silverado Bench at the southern end of the Napa Valley, Lake Cynthia Vineyard's temperatures are often 10 degrees cooler than the temperatures just a few miles north as a result of the regular late afternoon breeze blowing up the valley from the San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay. Located on the east side of the valley, the Vineyard also receives more hours of afternoon sun than the vineyards on the valley floor or on the west side of the valley. The result is an excellent balance of a large amount of light without too much heat, less respiration of grape acids due to the cooler temperatures and greater ripening of fruit due to both longer hours of sunlight and longer "hang-time" prior to picking in the fall.
Lake Cynthia Vineyard and Kitchak Cellars Winery comprises a total of 20 acres of property; 11 of which are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Marsanne and Roussanne. The vineyard typically produces enough high quality grapes (about 35-45 tons) to make approximately 75-90 barrels of wine – approximately 2,000 cases or 25,000 bottles of wine.