From the beginning, Redmon Wines has had one purpose; to make outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon from the best regions in Napa Valley. Starting with the Redmon Estate Vineyard in St. Helena.
The Redmon portfolio is built around single vineyard cabernets from three of the best Napa Valley appellations, which include St. Helena, Mt. Veeder and Coombsville.
St. Helena AVA: Redmon Estate Vineyard
Grown on three and a half acres of prime Napa Valley floor soil, the Redmon Estate Vineyard is one of the few that remain planted to its original Clone 6 vines which are over 50 years old. Originally dry farmed and head-trained when Tom Redmon purchased it in the early 1980s, the vineyard has since been revitalized with new trellising techniques and is now cane pruned. Located on the west side of the St. Helena Bench, the terroir shows nutrient-rich, deep soil, the grapevines provide even ripening and balanced acidity to the berries. Lisa is especially proud of her family’s St. Helena Estate and has combined its old-world farming techniques with some modern influences to help the vines stay healthy and productive.
Mt. Veeder AVA: Bruadair Vineyard
Grown in an AVA known for its rugged steepness, vineyards on Mt. Veeder boast a long growing season and small yields. The steep hillsides’ rocky terrain leaves very little topsoil and creates quick water runoff, all of which require the vines to struggle, resulting in very small, concentrated grapes.
Grapes from this Bruadair Vineyard are harvested by hand thanks to these steep hillsides where there is only room for boots. The vineyard sits at 1500 feet elevation. Bruadair, meaning “Dream” in Gaelic, gives exactly that impression, sitting high above the fog line, overlooking the Valley below.
Coombsville AVA: Immaculate Vineyard
Situated in the southeast corner of the Napa Valley, Coombsville is greatly influenced by the San Pablo Bay, resulting in foggier mornings and cooler days than other parts of Napa Valley to the north. This temperate weather allows for slower, more even ripening, giving the grapes a longer time to reach full physiological maturity at a graceful pace.
The small, two-acre Immaculate Vineyard is planted facing west, on a gentle slope against the easterly Vaca Range. The soil, comprised of ancient volcanic ash, sandy loam and rocks from the Vacas, allows for a perfect combination of moisture retention and drainage.