Our Mayacamas Estate was revitalized in 1989 according to the Hall family vision of crafting world-class wines using sustainable, organic farming practices. Today we grow 16 acres of vineyards in the Mayacamas Mountains to produce estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.
Featuring sweeping views of Rutherford, our rammed earth winery was built with the earth that was removed from the mountainside when we dug the cave. It houses our tasting room, wine production equipment and frantoio, or olive mill. Rammed earth is an ancient, sustainable building technique combining natural materials with a stabilizer like clay or sand to build strong, natural structures.
We cultivate and mill premium extra virgin olive oils on our Mayacamas Estate. Our Prato Lungo olive oil is milled from the olives in our oldest groves, which also happen to be the oldest groves in Napa Valley. The varietal of these trees is still unknown even after testing at the University of California, Davis and in Spain. Experts believe that the olives are related to the Picholine from Provence, France. Our Napa Valley Select is the blend we create using the oil from our “new” groves of Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Moraiolo.