We strongly believe Lovall Valley is the ideal place to grow and make America’s finest Sauvignon Blanc.
Our vineyard sits in the center of the valley on pebbly clay loam soils near the creek which supplies moisture, extending the growing season. Two separate clones in two distinct blocks gives us diversity for more complex flavors.
|Owner David Grieve is an avid lover of wine, but Sauvignon Blanc was not always at the top of his list of favorites. In 2002 David bought a house on 10 acres in the middle of Lovall Valley and adjacent to his house was a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard on 60 acres of land. Soon David was well versed in Sauvignon Blanc from California and in 2004 he purchased that vineyard. David was introduced to Vance Rose, a wine marketing veteran with 30 years experience. Vance agreed to join him and quickly persuaded Michael Terrian, a seasoned artisan winemaker, previously at Hanzell and Acacia, to join and make the wine. Lovall Valley straddles the Napa/Sonoma county line, north of Carneros, west of Mt. Veeder, east of the town of Sonoma, and is mostly within the Napa Valley AVA. At 554 feet, the secluded valley is only accessible from the Sonoma side. The vineyard sits in the center of the valley on pebbly clay loam soils. Two separate clones in two distinct blocks provide diversity for more complex flavors.