- Current Owner
- Lawrence Wine Estates
- Historical Producers
Enfield Wine Co.
Floral, elegant, and aromatic Pinot Noir and intensely aromatic Chardonnay with minerality and density similar to great Burgundy, sourced from the oldest Chardonnay vines in Napa Valley.
First planted in 1967, Haynes Vineyard produces highly allocated wines of intent with a sense of place. Nestled in Coombsville, a coveted winemaking region just east of the city of Napa, this historic vineyard is rich with Napa history and encompasses the oldest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines in the valley.
In 1845, Nathan Coombs purchased a large portion of land from Juarez Cayetano, part of the original Rancho Tulocay, and founded the city of Napa in 1847. But east of the Napa river, this area now known as Coombsville, was still mostly agricultural. It was prime land for crops and cattle, and in 1885, James Whitford purchased land from Nathan Coombs for exactly that purpose. Cattle. And that is what it was used for along with orchards of plum and almond trees until 1967.
In 1967, the original family that purchased the land in 1885, now the Whitford/Haynes family, planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under the guidance of Louis M. Martini. Patricia and Duncan Haynes sold their grapes to Louis M. Martini for many years before starting their own winery in the 1980s. Influential winemaker André Tchelistcheff oversaw winemaking for Patricia and Duncan in the 1990s.
Even after the family winery closed, Patricia Haynes continued to sell grapes to different wineries over the years until 2019 when she decided to sell the land. Gaylon Lawrence, as part of Lawrence Wine Estates, purchased the land from Patricia and became only the third owner of this historic property. Nico Cueva was brought on as winemaker and history becomes present day.
- Submitted by
- Benjamin Richardson