Oakville Estate Vineyard
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.
Deux Chevaux Vineyard
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, Chardonnay and Malbec. 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 eight wines from this vineyard.
Sun Chase 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 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 this vineyard for the stainless-steel aged Dijon Chardonnay.
The Mello Vineyard sits on the Yountville Crossroad, just northeast of downtown Yountville and not far from Tamber Bey’s Deux Chevaux Vineyard. Mello Vineyard was originally planted with Pinot Noir (in 1990), and was then T-budded with Sauvignon Blanc in 2004. Typical of the valley floor, the soil is a combination of sand and loam, which is well suited for the varietal. The vineyard benefits from the cooling influence of the bay in the morning and night, as well as the warmer afternoon temperatures coming down from the north. These conditions create an optimal growing environment for Sauvignon Blanc.