Howell Mountain Estate
Located 1,800 feet above sea level, this mountain property is the home for our family and the winery. The vineyard is certified by CCOF and has been farmed organically since 1998.
AVA: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Elevation: 1,800 ft.
Aspect: Various (hillside bowl)
Planted Slopes: 0-45%
Soils: Aiken Loam, Boomer-Forward-Felta Complex, Forward Gravelly Loam, Rock Outcrop-Kidd Complex
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Clones: 6, 337
Rootstocks: RL-99, 110-R, 1103-P
Planted Acres: 10
Rutherford Dust Vineyards
Mark's hometown is Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley, where his parents bought the family home property in 1966. It was here that his father, Jack first taught him about viticulture. The Neal family controls three vineyards here: one on the original Mee Lane property where Mark's mother still lives, one next-door on Galleron Road, and the other on Manley Lane. The vineyards are all certified by CCOF and have been farmed organically since 2005.
Elevation: 160 ft.
Aspect: Flat (valley floor)
Planted Slopes: 0-2%
Soils: Bale Loam, Bale Clay Loam, Pleasanton Loam
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel
Clones: 337, 412, 685, 5197, See, Hayne, Neal family clones, 1A
Planted Acres: 17.6