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Napa Valley Estate Vineyard Portfolio

In the late 1980s we set out to locate and purchase vineyard properties in recognized Napa Valley areas in order to acquire sufficient vineyard land to meet most of our long-term grape needs. Our Napa Valley Estate Vineyard portfolio is now comprised of nine unique properties. Each site produces grapes with distinct attributes that reflect the variations in soil, terrain, microclimate, and exposure. For us, these Estate Vineyards convey a special sense of place and a growing tradition. Because of this, we take immense pride in their cultivation. We carefully selected a dedicated team to manage our Estate properties and have an in-house farming crew comprised of full-time and part-time employees who farm all of our Estates.


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Three Palms Vineyard

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Three Palms Vineyard Elevation

357 feet

Three Palms Vineyard Acreage/Size

73.66 acres

Three Palms Vineyard Varietals

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

Three Palms Vineyard Sub-appellation


Three Palms Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Bale Loam, Cortina Very Stony Loam, Bale Clay Loam, and Riverwash

Three Palms Vineyard (2015) Since our inaugural vintage in 1978, we have been proud to craft a vineyard-designate bottling from Three Palms which has become a consistent benchmark for New World Merlot. Named for its three iconic palm trees, the warm, up valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, producing an intense, age-worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers. Three Palms is covered by volcanic stones, which absorb the sun’s heat during the day and radiate the heat back to the vines at night, protecting against frost and helping to ripen the fruit.

Marlee's Vineyard

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Marlee's Vineyard Elevation

246 feet

Marlee's Vineyard Acreage/Size

16.43 acres

Marlee's Vineyard Varietals

Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot

Marlee's Vineyard Sub-appellation

St. Helena

Marlee's Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Bale Clay Loam, Bale Loam and Forward-Kidd Complex

Marlee’s Vineyard (1976) Named in honor of Margaret Duckhorn, Marlee’s is home to our Estate House and is a treasured part of our portfolio as it was the first vineyard we planted. The Napa River marks the western border and winter floods have deposited layers of silty river-bottom soil over time, making for a rich, well-drained sandy-loam profile. The site is ideally suited to grow Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon; the grapes from this site are the backbone of our white wine program. There couldn’t be a more optimal situation than harvesting grapes only yards away from the winery—this proximity allows the fruit to be picked at the peak of ripeness.

Stout Vineyard

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Stout Vineyard Elevation

2,080 feet

Stout Vineyard Acreage/Size

35.45 acres

Stout Vineyard Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache

Stout Vineyard Sub-appellation

Howell Mountain

Stout Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Aiken Loam and Boomer-Forward-Felta Complex

Stout Vineyard (1998) is located at approximately 2,080 feet in the Howell Mountain appellation—one of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing regions. As a result of its topography, soils, and climate, Howell Mountain has distinctly different grape-growing conditions than the valley floor. It is here, on the steep slopes of Stout, where the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in our Estate program grow. Nearly three decades old, these vines produce grapes offering rare character and complexity.

Monitor Ledge Vineyard

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Monitor Ledge Vineyard Elevation

322 feet

Monitor Ledge Vineyard Acreage/Size

36.88 acres

Monitor Ledge Vineyard Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc

Monitor Ledge Vineyard Sub-appellation


Monitor Ledge Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Bale Clay Loam and Riverwash

Monitor Ledge Vineyard (1992) Located on the alluvial fan of Selby Creek, this site is composed of cobblestones and a gravelly sandy loam. Water drains rapidly in the lean soil, causing the vines to struggle to grow, thereby bringing about the fruit intensity and structure that make the wines from this area so unique. Monitor Ledge benefits from excellent sun exposure that consistently produces ideal ripening. The vineyard is often the first we harvest and brings us an indication of the quality of the vintage to come.

Rector Creek Vineyard

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Rector Creek Vineyard Elevation

200 feet

Rector Creek Vineyard Acreage/Size

34.78 acres

Rector Creek Vineyard Varietals

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Petit Verdot

Rector Creek Vineyard Sub-appellation


Rector Creek Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Cortina Very Stony Loam, Bale Clay Loam, Boomer-Forward-Delta Complex, Riverwash

Rector Creek Vineyard (1994) is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail adjacent to the Paraduxx winery. The unique climate combined with the rocky alluvial soils creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. The 39-acre site is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. The wines from this vineyard exhibit abundant dark red fruit characteristics of black raspberry and hints of strawberry.

Patzimaro Vineyard

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Patzimaro Vineyard Elevation

322 feet

Patzimaro Vineyard Acreage/Size

14.81 acres

Patzimaro Vineyard Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Patzimaro Vineyard Sub-appellation

St. Helena

Patzimaro Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Bale Clay Loam, Pleasanton Loam and Cortina Very Gravelly Loam

Patzimaro Vineyard (1989) is named after the hometown in Mexico of the Hurtado family, longtime cellar and vineyard workers for Duckhorn Vineyards, in honor of their hard work and dedication. Located at the base of Spring Mountain on the west side of St. Helena. The site has high daytime temperatures that fully ripen the grapes and cool evening breezes and fog that allow the fruit to retain the natural acidity needed to make balanced, elegantly structured wines. The wines from this vineyard consistently display classic characteristics of cassis, earth and black olive.

Cork Tree Vineyard

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Cork Tree Vineyard Elevation

133 feet

Cork Tree Vineyard Acreage/Size

15.02 acres

Cork Tree Vineyard Varietals

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Cork Tree Vineyard Sub-appellation


Cork Tree Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
Haire Loam and Yolo Loam

Cork Tree Vineyard (2005) is located just off the Silverado Trail in Napa and is the southernmost and coolest of our Estate vineyards. This parcel meets all the criteria for an ideal Merlot vineyard: great soil with good drainage and depth, a western hillside exposure, and a location in a desired winegrowing area. This unique site yields beautifully structured and sophisticated wines that are as elegant as they are inviting. Cork Tree Vineyard is named for the prominent Cork Oak that grows majestically among the vines; its presence in the vineyard brings a sense of connection from the vines to the bottled wine.

El Veredicto / The Verdict

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El Veredicto / The Verdict Elevation

10' - 50' ft. above sea level

El Veredicto / The Verdict Acreage/Size

47.72 acres

El Veredicto / The Verdict Varietals

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Marsanne, Viognier

El Veredicto / The Verdict Sub-appellation


El Veredicto / The Verdict Soil Type

Soil Type
146: Haire Loam, 2-9% slope

One of the most acclaimed vineyards in the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley, the two 20-acre parcels were part of the historic Stanly Ranch vineyard planted in 2001. Directly adjacent to Migration Winery, its Haire clay loam soils and cool climate influenced by the site’s proximity to San Pablo Bay, makes it ideal for Burgundian varietals.

Wolfe Vineyard

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Wolfe Vineyard Elevation

Elevation- Sits at ~260 ft. above sea level, adjacent to the Napa River

Wolfe Vineyard Acreage/Size

13.12 acres

Wolfe Vineyard Varietals

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Merlot

Wolfe Vineyard Sub-appellation

Napa Valley/ St. Helena

Wolfe Vineyard Soil Type

Soil Type
181: Yolo Loam, 0-10% slope

Located off the Silverado Trail in North St. Helena, Duckhorn has been contracting Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon fruit from the Wolfe Vineyard for over 15 years. The vineyard produces consistently high-quality Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and now we have the opportunity to bring it into our estate portfolio. The climate in St. Helena and the loamy soils in this vineyard lends to the growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc.

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