Our Estate Vineyards






Grgich Hills Estates cultivates estate vineyards across hundreds of acres.






Calistoga Map


With cloudless days and cool nighttime temperatures, our 34-acre Calistoga vineyard is perfect for growing sun-loving Zinfandel, 2.9 acres of which were planted more than 100 years ago. Our Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel is the showcase for these wines.

Purchased: 1997

Dates Planted: 1889, 1985, 1999, 2000

Total Acreage: 34

Zinfandel – 21.5 acres

Cabernet Sauvignon – 7.6 acres

Petite Sirah – 2.6 acres

Crljenak Kaštelanski – 2.3 acres

Soil: Reddish, gravelly loam that has excellent drainage


American Canyon

This is the largest of our five vineyards. We can receive higher quality, concentrated fruit with slightly cooler temperatures than Carneros and stronger winds that reduce the vines’ vigor.

Purchased: 1996

Planted: 1998, 1999, 2000

Total Acreage: 121.5

Chardonnay – 60.5 acres

Sauvignon Blanc – 42 acres

Merlot – 11.6 acres

Riesling and Gewürztraminer – 5.0 acres

Soil: Primarily sandy loam, some clay loam topsoil over slate subsoil. Merlot planted to clay.

Rutherford Map


The Rutherford appellation boasts a warm, well-suited climate for growing full-bodied, extracted Cabernet. In 2000, we planted 17.3 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 acre of Petit Verdot, which we use to blend into our Cabernet Sauvignon.

Purchased/Planted: 1977

Replanted: 2000

Total Acreage: 17.6

Cabernet Sauvignon – 16.6 acres

Petit Verdot – 1 acre

Soil: Gravelly clay loam, which is part of the Rutherford alluvial fan

Carneros Map


Summer fog and constant cooling wines make it arguably one of the finest regions to grow Chardonnay. These prized vines produce our legendary Chardonnay, and the best blocks we reserve for our Paris Tasting “Commemorative” Chardonnay and Miljenko’s Selection Chardonnay.

Purchased: 1989

Dates Planted: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2000

Total Acreage: 86.6

Chardonnay – 58 acres

Cabernet Sauvignon – 11.2 acres

Merlot – 7.1 acres

Sauvignon Blanc – 5.2 acres

Cabernet Franc – 5.1 acres

Soil: Clay, loam

Yountville Map


Our 63-acre Yountville vineyard grows classic Bordeaux varietals on the valley floor. This vineyard is home to a 25-acre plot which are the second oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines and was planted in 1959. These vines are showcased in our Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon.

Purchased: 1984

Dates Planted: 1959, 1997, 2000, 2001

Total Acreage: 63.3

Cabernet Sauvignon – 52.8 acres

Petit Verdot – 5.4 acres

Merlot – 5.1 acres

Soil: Clay loam and loam topsoil, pebbly subsoil that encourages the vine’s roots to dig deep for nutrients and water