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Whitehall Lane Winery

1563 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-9454

Tasting:   Open daily 11 to 5:45 pm
Tasting fee $10, $20 for reserve
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $15 to $75 per bottle
Established:   1979
Vineyards:   120 acres, 6 vineyards
  40,000 cases

Whitehall Lane Winery Description

Whitehall Lane Winery stands out amid the surrounding countryside with its modern stucco building, a colorful mix of mustard-colored and blue-gray paint. The winery site itself has been growing grapes and making wine since the late 1800s.

The winery has had an extensive overhaul since new ownership took over in 1993. The talented new team purchased additional vineyard properties and began an ambitious replanting program. There are now six vineyards owned by the winery, from Carneros to Oak Knoll to Rutherford. According to owner Tom Leonardini, the fruit is the single most important part of the quality equation. To begin the new era the winemaking was updated and a new barrel program was instituted. The vineyards are now in full production and the winery is best known for its rich red wines.

Inside through the glass doors is a bright, stylish tasting room with stained concrete floors, large-format art on the walls, and windows that look into the winery operation. The angled concrete-topped tasting counter and sloped ceiling give a hip, asymmetrical feel to the place. The mood is casual and comfortable.

The Chardonnay is barrel-fermented in 35 percent new and 65 percent one-year-old French oak barrels. Approximately two-thirds of the wine is put through malolactic fermentation to enhance the wine's aroma, while retaining crispness and varietal characteristics. The Cabernet is made with a traditonal blend, adding Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Merlot. A dessert wine is also produced.

Whitehall Lane Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Art Gallery
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
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Whitehall Lane Winery Reviews

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The home of Great Cabs and Chards
WineGuy, San Francisco
Got to love a place where the wines are all good. Can't beat the Cab. It's a traditional Bordeaux blend and is soft and smooth yet with rich flavors that continue to unfold as you taste the wine. Also the buttery chard is wonderful.

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Lovely Chardonnay
Rocko, San Jose
We really enjoyed out stop here and loved their crisp, dry Chardonnay. It had flinty, melon like and vanilla flavors. Very complex. The reds were also good.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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