Groth Vineyards & Winery
tel. 1 707.944.0290
750 Oakville Crossroad
Oakville, CA 94562
You might say this is a story of right time, right place. Dennis and Judy Groth came very close to realizing a dream, buying a premium vineyard in the heart of wine country. However,the vineyard which was located in Sonoma County did not grow Cabernet Sauvignon. We realized that we had to have a great Cabernet Vineyard. "The moment that everything changed," recalls Dennis "was when the phone rang and Napa realtor and grape farmer, Ren Harris, told me I had to drive over the hill before I made any final decision. Judy and I took his advice and we drove from Sonoma to Napa via the Oakville grade. When we reached the top, we stopped and looked down on a spectacular sea of vineyards. Curiously the vineyard we bought from Ren is the one that we saw that moment, and every time we drive over the grade we think of that day."
Groth Vineyards & Winery believes that a significant portion of the magic in the bottle comes from what goes on out in the vineyards. Our Vineyard Manager, Ben Benson, has been farming on this land since he joined Groth, as the first member of the team, in 1982. His 20 years of experience with the Groth estate has enabled us to make sure we have the perfect grape planted in the perfect location. We have matched soil types to rootstock, to grape clone, to trellising. Since 1996 Groth has replanted 90% of our vineyards. This major undertaking allows us to take advantage of the strides that have been reached in the viticulture community over the last decade, and combine them with our history with the land, to give us the ultimate combination between the grapes and the wine that we eventually make from them. You can view our periodical vineyard reports detailing such projects.
We offer full itineary planning for your Napa wine tour at no extra charge.