Stevenson’s book “The Silverado Squatters” is one of the foremost about the lore and history of Napa Valley. This passage describes our vineyard location at the beginning of the Old Toll Road ~ “we entered the toll road, or, to be more local, entered on “the grade”…”
We make three distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons from our estate vineyard, including “THE GRADE”, “KINGLY PROJECT” and “SERPENT’S BACK”, all of which were named from this book. Our Sauvignon Blanc wine “SEA-FOG” was taken from a chapter title.
The Literary Terroir
Robert Louis Stevenson and his new bride Fanny honeymooned in a bunkhouse in the abandoned mining town of Silverado on Mount Saint Helena in 1880. During that period he wrote eloquently about the natural beauty, characters and wines of Calistoga and Napa Valley. Stevenson is our muse.
Our 2017 public art project for “Arts In April” in St. Helena ~