At Turnbull Wine Cellars we craft our award-winning wine using fruit sourced from our four stellar estate vineyards in Oakville and Calistoga. This diversity of fruit sourcing and exemplary viticultural work allows our winemaking team the ability to create wines with distinctive flavors that capture the personality of each site. Soils vary from deep alluvial fans on the valley floor to the shallow, volcanic and rocky structures of the hillsides.
TURNBULL VINEYARD: 14 acres
Turnbull’s original historic vineyard site, standing proudly at the northern boundary of the Oakville appellation.
Varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Properties: Reds exhibit remarkable brightness, red cherry, strawberry notes. Whites exhibit intense melon and citrus notes.
Wines that include fruit from this ranch: Napa Valley Cabernet and Napa Valley Merlot.
FORTUNA VINEYARD: 59 acres
Ancient red volcanic soils from the adjoining Vaca Range create a sloping bench upon which Fortuna ranch is sited.
Varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting properties: Spicy dark fruit. Reds exhibit dark fruit flavors coupled with spicy notes; black cherry, blackberry, baking spices, minty notes. The Sauvignon Blanc grown at this Vineyard exhibits more tropical fruit character than that of our other sites.
Wines that include fruit from this ranch: Fortuna Cabernet, Black Label Cabernet, Napa Valley Cabernet, Fortuna Merlot, Napa Valley Merlot, Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Napa Valley Syrah.
AMOENUS VINEYARD: 101 acres
Located in the western hills of Calistoga, Amoenus has restrictive volcanic soils, both red clay and white tufa types, which yield wines of dense flesh and unique minerality.
Varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Malbec.
Tasting properties: Rich dark fruit, velvet tannins, plush mid palate. Reds exhibit remarkable depth of mid palate, rich ripe tannins.
Wines that include fruit from this ranch: Amoenus Cabernet, Black Label Cabernet, Napa Valley Cabernet, Napa Valley Syrah.
LEOPOLDINA VINEYARD: 62 acres
Situated high on the Oakville Bench, the view from Leopoldina is dizzying. Volcanic rock and scarce soil create wines of impressive structure and rich texture.
Varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Sangiovese.
Tasting properties: Structured, texture-filled wines. Reds exhibit fine texture, structured tannins, lingering minerality.
Wines that include fruit from this ranch: Leopoldina Cabernet, Black Label Cabernet, Napa Valley Cabernet, Napa Valley Syrah.