Encompassing just 20 planted acres, this renowned vineyard is farmed with the same level of meticulous care and thoughtfulness given to a First Growth site. As a result, it has emerged as one of the New World's greatest winegrowing sites, recognized for yielding some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the world.
Located on the famed eastern hillsides of Oakville, at elevations reaching 450 feet, it is a site that effortlessly straddles the line between a valley floor and a mountain vineyard. While a predominantly western aspect provides the vines plentiful sunshine, constant breezes off the San Pablo Bay bring a cooling influence that helps the grapes retain lovely natural acidity. Dalla Valle's distinctive mineral-rich volcanic soils provide excellent drainage and just the right amount of stress for the vines to yield profoundly complex and concentrated grapes.
The vineyard is tended by a dedicated vineyard team, with a focus on winegrowing, as opposed to grape growing. In keeping with the sustainably minded, multigenerational approach that guides Dalla Valle, the vineyard has been farmed organically since 2007 and is Certified Organic by the CCOF. Beginning in 2019, the team has shifted to biodynamic farming. As part of this holistic approach to vineyard health and vitality, an array of cover crops are grown, and natural soil amendments and composting are employed, depending on the needs of each block.