Sbragia Family Vineyards

Napa Valley

NAPA MAP FramedThough just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed wines produced in this small region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.

Our Napa Valley Vineyards

Gamble Ranch Vineyard | Chardonnay planted to a variety of rootstocks and clones

Making Chardonnay from Gamble Ranch feels like revisiting an old friend every year, and it only seems to get better and better. Gamble is a big property in the heart of Napa Valley - it spans the Yountville and Oakville Crossroads - and it's divided into dozens of small blocks according to soil type, aspect, etc. Our fruit comes from a few small blocks planted with a mix of rootstocks and clones - very specific sites I've identified over the years as producing particularly rich, flavorful and complex Chardonnay. This harvest marks the 8th vintage of this wine for Sbragia Family Vineyards.

2011 Gamble Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay

Rancho del Oso Vineyard | 5 acres of Cabernet planted at 2,000 ft elevation

Even before I laid eyes on it, I had a feeling I'd like the Rancho Del Oso vineyard. First there's the name - which means "ranch of the bear" in Spanish - referring to the red bear that likes to swim in the vineyard's reservoir. Then there's the owner, Betty O'Shaughnessy, a serious farmer who owns several properties in Napa Valley. Most importantly though is the site - high atop Howell Mountain at 1800 feet, with gentle slopes that keep the grapes in sunshine while surrounding them with cool mountain air. Every time I see this place, it takes my breath away. One of my favorite blocks in the northern part of the vineyard was the source of this wine, our 9th vintage from Rancho Del Oso.

2009 Rancho Del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon>

Cimarossa Vineyard | 3 Acres of Cabernet planted at 2,000 ft elevation

Cimarossa means "red hill top" in Italian, and the red volcanic soils of this Howell Mountain site attest to the appropriateness of the name. Situated at 2100 feet, the rolling, many-sloped vineyard features rocky, non-fertile soils, suitable only for grapevines and the few olive trees that grow along its outskirts. Farmed by longtime grower Dino Dina, the vineyard produces classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. This harvest marks the 6th vintage of this wine for Sbragia Family Vineyards.

2009 Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wall Vineyard | 3 acres of Cabernet planted at 2,100 ft elevation

At 1800 feet elevation, Duane Wall's picturesque vineyard on Mt. Veeder is an ideal spot for growing classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. An old site that Duane replanted in 1998, the vineyard comprises a series of steep hillsides and mixed volcanically-derived soils. Accessed through a long, winding road, it's easy to see why Duane is so passionate about this remote vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines that cling to its slopes produce small clusters of deeply concentrated grapes that lead to statuesque wines with immense aging potential. This harvest marks the 6th vintage of this wine for Sbragia Family Vineyards.

2009 Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Godspeed Vineyard | Cabernet Sauvignon planted at 1,500+ ft elevation

Godspeed is an artisan grower in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley. The vineyard is the project of the Larry Stricker family. At 1,500 feet elevation, Larry's picturesque vineyard on Mt. Veeder is an ideal spot for growing classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard was planted in 1987. The vineyard comprises a series of steep hillsides and mixed volcanically-derived soils. Accessed through a long, winding road, it's easy to see why Larry is so passionate about this remote vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines that cling to its slopes produce small clusters of deeply concentrated grapes that lead to statuesque wines with immense aging potential.

2011 Godspeed Cabernet Sauvignon