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Hagen Heights Vineyard

Hagen Heights Vineyard

Hagen Heights Vineyard
1184 Hagen Road
Napa, California
USA 94558
Phone: (707) 226-2634

Contact: Diane Smith
Email: hagenheightsvineyards@yahoo.com

As the French are fond of saying the quality begins with the very specific terroir or soils and weather of where the grapes are grown. Hagen Heights Vineyard is located at the southeast end of California’s great Napa Valley. The soils are part volcanic cinder and part creek bed loam. These qualities give the vines the nutrition needed, while providing excellent drainage and some “stress” during even the wettest years.

In 1999, the Smith’s planted eight of their acres in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. In 2000, D.J., Diane and their two young daughters made the move from the Sacramento area to Napa. To complete restoration of Hagen Heights, the Smith’s built a new home in 2001. The dwelling is reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, and an image of it is found on the wine label.

Because we are located only about 9 miles from the San Francisco Bay, we average temperatures that are 5 to 10 degrees cooler than many of the famous “up valley” red wine vineyards. The great advantage of our “micro climate” is the 2 to 3 weeks of additional “hang time” our grapes have to ripen. This gives us the ability to more carefully “time” our harvest to exact the optimum sugar and other qualities contributing to the “cool climate” style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that we believe our vineyard is best suited to produce.

Winemaker: Heather Pyle

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