OUR PHILOSOPHY VHR Cabernet is an estate-grown wine of place, the culmination of the Phillips family’s evolution from grapegrowing to winemaking over three generations. Years of traversing vineyard rows and caring for each of Vine Hill Ranch’s seven blocks have imbued a deep understanding of our estate vineyard’s unique characteristics.

To produce a true wine of place, we take a minimal touch approach to winemaking: harvesting at optimal ripeness, meticulous sorting of fruit, cold-soaking, extended maceration, use of native yeast and new French oak barrels. We vinify each lot separately to promote the full expression of the vineyard.

“A half century of experience tending our seven vineyard blocks inspired us to produce our own site-driven wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon that releases the voice of the vines.” —Françoise Peschon

VHR VINE STUDY

vines at harvest