The 3-acre Tamber Bey Estate Vineyard is located in the southeast corner of Napa Valley's famous Oakville Appellation. The vineyard is comprised of gravel/loam soils that are relatively shallow and well-suited to Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The site enjoys early morning fog and late afternoon breezes that are influenced by San Francisco Bay to the south. The Estate Vineyard was planted in 2000 to Cabernet Sauvignon clones 337 and 4. The 9,800 vines are planted in a tight formation to encourage competition for nutrients. This “stressing of the vines” results in small clusters of intense fruit that is used to make the Tamber Bey Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a 60-acre parcel situated north-east of the town of Yountville, in the Yountville Appellation. The vineyard is bordered by two waterways; Conn Creek runs the length of the eastern border of the vineyard and the Napa River runs along the western corner. This vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Chardonnay. This vineyard is influenced to a great degree by the San Francisco Bay and the early morning fog and late afternoon winds that it generates. Tamber Bey Vineyards currently produces six wines from this vineyard.
The Sun Chase Vineyard is a 40-acre vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The vineyard sits on the western slope of Sonoma Mountain at an elevation that ranges between 900 and 1200 feet, which puts it above the fog line. As a result, the fruit sees sun all day – every day. From this vineyard Tamber Bey sources meticulously farmed Pinot Noir Dijon clones 828 and 777 for the Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The 43-acre Tench Vineyard sits below the Eastern Oakville Bench in the Oakville Appellation The soil is comprised of clay and volcanic rock, in which Sauvignon Blanc has thrived. The 13-year-old vines produce a Sauvignon Blanc highlighted with citrus and fine-grained volcanic minerality. Tamber Bey sources fruit from this vineyard for the Tench Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.
The Trio Vineyard sits below the Western Yountville Bench, 2 miles south of the town of Yountville. Trio Vineyards’ rich, dark soils and warmer mid-valley climate are perfect for growing Dijon clone Chardonnay. This vineyard has been in the Nord family portfolio for decades, and the immaculate vineyards clearly show the vineyard workers’ great pride in having nurtured these vines for so many years. Tamber Bey sources fruit from the vineyard for the Trio Vineyard Chardonnay, a stainless-steel aged Dijon Chardonnay.