In 1981, Ron and Diane Miller established Silverado Vineyards to begin making wines from the historic sites that comprised their estate. Their ranches were first planted to vineyards by Napa pioneers between 1865 and 1895. Each played an important role in establishing the reputation of their appellations: Carneros, Coombsville, Yountville, Soda Creak Canyon and Stags Leap District. The beautiful fruit from these six vineyards is the exclusive source of Silverado Vineyards’ Estate and Single Vineyards wines -- the Miller family’s best expression of the Napa Valley they love and admire.
VINEBURG VINEYARD – CARNEROS (79%)
This sandy, gravelly site was formerly an apple orchard suggesting good fruit flavors, and the constant breeze off of nearby San Pablo Bay means that bracing acidity can be retained in the wine, even at high sugar levels.
FIRETREE VINEYARD – CARNEROS (21%)
Steep, 30 to 50 degree slopes of sandstone and shale and a nearly constant cold wind from the San Pablo Bay make this a classic site for Chardonnay.
This Chardonnay combines fruit from our estate vineyards in Carneros. Part of the wine spent minimal time on oak, imparting a hint of hazelnut aroma. The balance of the wine was fermented in small, stainless steel barrels which allow unique characteristics of the vineyard to come through…pear and green apple, lemon zest, honeysuckle, flint flavors, and a refreshing finish.