Our 1000-acre Napa Valley estate is located in the esteemed Chiles Valley AVA, a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley nestled in the Vaca Mountains. The climate is cooler than the main Napa Valley floor due to elevations of 900 -1200 feet which allows for development of flavor and color while retaining natural acidity.
Our complex soils are well drained as they are formed of material derived from weathered sandstone and shale on the west facing slopes and alluvial fans along the base of our hills.
Our cooler microclimate results in a longer growing season giving our grapes an opportunity to mature with subtle flavors, full body, and overall complexity rivaling those grown in the best sites on the main valley floor.
Additionally, we employ dry farming methods and other viticulture techniques to stress our vines, coxing them to focus on growing rich, concentrated berries.
After purchase of the property in 2014, the Maxville team began an extensive redevelopment and restoration of both the vineyards and the riparian corridors. Presently over 100 acres of vineyards are planted, primarily to Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Sirah.
As vineyard owners we are passionate about growing the highest quality grapes for our Maxville Estate Wines, and care deeply about preserving our land and soil for future generations.