Lamborn Family Vineyards
After 18 years at the Napa Wine Company in Oakville, in July of 2012 we moved to our current custom crush facility in Calistoga, Napa Valley. A simple, yet beautiful, state of the art redwood structure houses stainless steel tanks, a destemmer, a press, and all sorts of other ridiculously expensive equipment. The winery leads to a 6,000 square foot cave which was drilled into the hillside. The caves provide a cool, energy efficient, and humid space for barrel aging our wines, with the underground storage reducing wine evaporation up to 60%. Our wines are very happy here in this beautiful winery; taste for yourself!
Our vineyard site projects off the ridge in a northerly direction and has a 1,000 foot perimeter drop-off of 50 degrees on three sides. During extreme cold periods, natural air moves across the vineyard protecting the vines from frost when other vineyards are in jeopardy. While Napa and Pope Valleys can frequently be blanketed with a thick layer of fog, we enjoy early morning sunlight and warm temperatures. During the growing season we are about 10 degrees cooler during the day and 15 degrees warmer at night. Our vineyard has a unique mesoclimate unlike any other on Howell Mountain.