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 newly recognized Petaluma Gap Appellation within the Sonoma Coast AVA. 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.
Walala comes from the Kashaya Pomo Indian saying, "where the water flows down," a reference to the local Gualala River. Perched atop a ridge along the Sonoma Coast, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, the 17-acre Walala Vineyard lies in the middle of 19,000 acres of pristine forestland. Goldridge fine, sandy loam and gravelly Hugo loam soils comprise this well-drained vineyard site.
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.
Lizzie’s Vineyard sits on the Oakville Cross Road, just east of the Napa River Bridge. It shares its portion of the Napa River with Opus One, its neighbor to the west. Owned by Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson and named after Elizabeth, the 100-acre parcel mirrors quite closely the clay–rich soils of Pomerol—making Merlot their first/best choice, but over the years, they’ve identified pockets more suitable to the planting of Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Fore Family Vineyard
The 16-acre Fore Family Vineyard was planted in 2000 with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The ground is comprised of the famous red volcanic soils that give the Red Hills Lake County Appellation its name. The vineyard has a gentle slope, with an eastern exposure, and reaches 3,000 feet at the top, which makes it one of the highest in the appellation.