Vineyards

At Goosecross we believe you have to first grow good wine and then you have the chance to make it. Here are profiles of some of the vineyards we grow fruit on and why they are special to us.

State Lane Estate, Yountville

Goosecross started on the State Lane vineyard, to the east of Yountville over 44 years ago. The estate features millennial coastal deposits over a wash of river rock, interspersed with gravelly silt loams, yielding a moderately fertile soil column and a perfect growing environment for vines. Daytime temperatures are kept in check by the cool marine air currents from the San Pablo Bay, provide an extended ripening period for the grapes to exhibit a discernibly unique flavor profile.

Planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, utilizing a variety of clones and rootstocks, we have chosen a vine density producing smaller berries and clusters resulting in higher ratios of skin-to-juice, which in turn produces greater flavor concentration.