Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest single vineyards in northern California. It comprises some 38 acres of warm, cobbly soils, located on an alluvial fan just east of Calistoga – protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap.
The reserves of groundwater lie at great depth and encourage the roots to delve deep into the subsoil for moisture. The well drained soils, warm days and cool nights result in low yields of thick-skinned, small, intensely flavoured berries. The vineyard was first planted over 130 years ago and was most recently named after Milton and Barbara Eisele, who bought the property in 1969.
However, following Bart and Daphne Araujo’s acquisition of the property in 1990, they were responsible for producing some of the world’s greatest and most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon based wines.