Oakville Farmhouse Vineyard
- Location Notes
Near Harlan, Futo and To Kalon Vineyard
Bedrock Wine Co.
- Historical Producers
Casa Nuestra Winery
“The tiny Oakville Farmhouse, planted in the 1930s, is the oldest remaining vineyard in the appellation. Wedged within an ocean of tightly spaced Cabernet plantings, the diverse vineyard is a remnant of an older, and perhaps more interesting, Napa Valley. The vineyard is planted to an array of varieties including Negrette, Mondeuse, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan, Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Malvasia Bianca and more.
In the 1880s, H.W. Crabb, the original owner of the famous To Kalon Vineyard, named his favorite of the over 300 varieties planted and sold at his ranch at the time: Crabb’s Black Burgundy.
It turns out that Crabb’s Black Burgundy, which was widely grown in Napa Valley and across the rest of the state, is Mondeuse. The last remaining old Mondeuse in Napa Valley is at this vineyard, located just a few hundred yards from the edge of Crabb’s historic ranch.”
- Submitted by
- Morgan Twain-Peterson