Our Home Ranch Vineyard. Take a look at that beautiful dirt! Our estate vineyard was planted in 1996 on top of gravel from a now-extinct river that ran through the Livermore Valley Wine Country for centuries.
The resulting gravel is hundreds of feet deep in this spot. This rock drains exceptionally well, retains heat if it gets cold later in the season, and reflects light up under the canopy, aiding in the ripening of our clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon. This clone represents 70-80% of all the Cab grown in California. It is also called the Concannon clone which traces its ancestry back to first-growth cuttings that were planted in Livermore in the 1870s.
The Steven Kent Winery makes a single-vineyard wine from this site, and the fruit is also used in a super-Tuscan style blend of Cabernet and Sangiovese called Vincere. At times, it will also be used for the Lineage | Livermore Valley blend.