- Current Owner
- Pat Haynes
First planted in “1966 or 1967”, according to owner Pat Haynes, the site has been continually farmed since then on its original rootstock – making it one of Napa Valley’s oldest Chardonnay Vineyards to be farmed this way.
The Chardonnay sourced by Failla is Old Wente Clone on St. George rootstock, sitting on a bed of volcanic alluvial soils – or as longtime farmer Fernando Delgado calls it “lots of rocks!”
Pat Haynes, the vineyard’s sole owner since it was planted, reminisces that it was essentially a piece of inherited land on which cattle used to graze. After years of grazing and the realization that the land could be put to more profitable use, Pat and her husband Duncan planted the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the assistance of Louis Martini, Sr.
Information Source: Failla Wines
- Submitted by
- Benjamin Richardson