Kenefick Ranch Winery
Spectacular wines are borne of spectacular terrain. Kenefick Ranch sits on some of the most remarkable land in the Napa Valley – a contiguous 125-acre piece of land in the Calistoga AVA “removed bench” that’s unique in its varied soil profiles and microclimates. Within this single property are small elevation changes, bookended by two canyons creating alluvial fans on each side, and well-drained volcanic soils in the middle of the estate.
Tom purchased the site from a man who was still plowing the land with a horse-drawn plow in 1979. Half the property had been planted to vines since the late 1800s. He spent the next 20 years continuously improving the property, replanting all 125 acres in Bordeaux and Rhone varietals using 14 different clones on five different rootstocks. Tom and his vineyard team put a large focus and concentration into canopy management, crop adjustments, and harvest timing. The result is fruit of extremely high quality, which we pick in small lots from the vineyards’ best blocks.
Tom’s deep understanding of chemistry and biology is evident in his meticulous approach to the vines. He continues to meticulously supervise its vineyard operations. His nearly four decades of dedication can be tasted in every glass of Kenefick Ranch wines.