Our family grows Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on a three-acre estate in the St. Helena American Viticultural Area (AVA). The Redmon Vineyard is unique because we combine traditional and modern farming practices. We preserve the history and timeless quality of our vineyard, while ensuring the vineyard is sustainable so Redmon Wines will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Traditional Napa Valley Grape Growing
The Redmon Vineyard was planted more than 40 years ago. When our family first began caring for the vineyard, the vines and farming practices had not changed.
Dry farmed. Without irrigation, the vines were “stressed,” resulting in extremely concentrated berries.
Planted to Clone 6 cabernet grafted onto Saint George rootstock – a classic Napa Valley vine.
Vines grown in traditional 10-foot rows.
Head trained vines. An old-world technique where each vine stands alone, with shoots flowing downward from a vertical trunk.
Responsible stewardship of our vineyard means more than preserving tradition. It means managing the land’s resources efficiently so the quality of our wines remains strong.
With this in mind, we’ve modernized certain growing practices in the vineyard. We still follow a water depravation approach, but we use drip lines to provide the vines with small amounts of water. We interplanted the vineyard rows (with the same Clone 6/Saint George rootstock) and we replaced some of the 40-year-old vines that had died out.
We also constructed trellises to allow proper canopy management and increase vine potential. Our vines have thrived under the trellis system, but here’s a little known fact: take a look at the letter “R” on our bottle label. The shape of the letter represents the original head trained vines and pays tribute to the history of our vineyard.