Newton Vineyard was established in 1977 and is a single square mile of hillside, 120 acres total of planted vineyards, ranging at elevations 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level. Each of the 112 distinctive vineyard blocks is planted to a specific varietal — Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Petit Verdot. These parcels reflect distinct soil types, sun exposures and individual microclimates. The blocks are set among the native vegetation to preserve the ecosystem of the hillside.
The Newton Estate is comprised of 560 mountaintop acres; only 20% of the property is planted with vines. The non-farmed acreage remains in its native forested state, providing natural habitat for indigenous wildlife and bringing biodiversity, ambience and balance to the estate and ecosystem. The winery was designed and built to blend into the mountain and includes elements of the founders’ native lands interwoven with the California environment.
The tasting room is small and cozy with large windows overlooking the hillside vineyard blocks, St. Helena and the valley spanning beyond. There are small bites of food available to accompany each tasting.