Native & Natural
Located at 2100 feet in elevation on the Vaca range in Napa Valley, the Cimarossa “red hilltop” Vineyard flourishes in its native and natural setting. What might seem like a simple score given the farm plots that are available in the wine country, in reality, took Dino and Corry over 10 years to locate. One visit will confirm—it was worth the wait, with unrivaled 360 degree views of mountains, wilderness, and the valley floor below.
The vineyard build-out adhered to one driving force principle—to leave the property’s natural surroundings in their most native state.
This philosophy became a way of life and a constant reminder of the true fruits that the mountain can bear when left to its own devices.
Olive trees commingle with grape vines, as do century old trees that hover in the unlikeliest of places—in some instances, in the middle of rows of grape vines and olive orchards. Black bears have been known to chomp on grapes while coyotes roam and hawks soar, all part of life on the mountain.
When it came time to select a property, a mountain parcel was a natural choice given Corry’s predilection for unobstructed vistas, and Dino’s upbringing on the family farm with its proximity to the two crown jewels of the region—the Alps and the Genoa coast.
Riva di Ponente
A hand farmed, terraced, 1.4 acre vineyard with full western exposure.
Riva di Levante
An east facing terraced vineyard planted in deep red loam
A gently sloping vineyard planted around a seasonal creek lined by olive trees.