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Revana produces Cabernet Sauvignon from small vineyards throughout the Napa Valley, including the Revana Estate Vineyard located just north of St. Helena.
At Revana, our philosophy is that wine quality begins in the vineyard and world-class Cabernet Sauvignon is a result of exceptional vineyard sites, meticulous farming, and masterful winemaking.
This is why we not only craft our own Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from our modest 8.2-acre site in the St. Helena AVA, but we also source fruit from a few of the greatest vineyard sites in Napa Valley. We feel this is the best way to show you through Revana’s Lens the best of what Napa Valley has to offer.
Revana Estate Vineyard
An ideal spot for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Revana’s Estate vineyard is located in St. Helena. Framed by the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains, this northern part of Napa is the narrowest stretch of the valley. Over millions of years, hillside erosion from the surrounding mountains has provided an optimal mixture of gravel and sand resulting in the deep, well-drained alluvial soil that makes up the Revana Estate.
This section of the upper valley benefits from more moderate temperatures, a combination of warm days and cool nights. Without the foggy mornings found in the lower valley or the extreme heat of Calistoga to the north, the balanced climate provides perfect growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon.
First Vintage: 2001
Year Planted: 1998
AVA: St. Helena
Acreage: 8.2 Acres
Soils: Perkins Gravely Loam
Rainfall: 38 to 40 inches annually
Elevation: 230ft - 250ft
Single Vineyard Collection
With the help of Jim Barbour and Thomas Rivers Brown, we have begun to seek out distinct vineyards throughout the Napa Valley to highlight the unique and diverse expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon. We produce small quantities of these single vineyard Cabernets and they are exclusively for our Priority Members.
Howell Mountain AVA
Planted in 2007 by Revana’s same vineyard manager, Jim Barbour, the Cold Springs Vineyard is located on Howell Mountain between 1,600’ – 1,800’ elevation. This vineyard is planted to 23-acres of vines with five clonal selections of Cabernet Sauvignon. Revana began making this single vineyard cabernet in 2012.
Stag’s Leap District
Planted in 1964, this vineyard is tended to by Revana’s same vineyard manager, Jim Barbour, the Steltzner Vineyard is located in the Stag’s Leap District on the valley floor. This vineyard is a 30-acre site with 24.6 acres under vine. Revana began making this single vineyard cabernet in 2015.
Planted in 2009, this vineyard is located on the Northern Edge of the Rutherford Bench on the valley floor. This vineyard is planted to 60-acres of vines and employs the same quality-first viticultural practices that Revana does. Revana began making this single vineyard cabernet in 2016.
Farmed completely by hand, we employ a variety of sustainable farming practices in the Revana Estate Vineyard to promote soil health, encourage consistent and exceptional grapes, and ensure the longevity of our small vineyard.
Integrated pest management
Integrated pest management is a method of sustainable farming that uses an ecosystem-based strategy for long-term prevention of pests through a combination of habitat manipulation and modified viticulture practices. Blue bird boxes as well as raptor perches are positioned throughout the vineyard to encourage natural predators to inhabit our land.
In between the vine rows, each block of the Revana vineyard receives a customized mix of legumes and grasses, selected to meet the specific needs of that section of our vineyard. These cover crops, such as winter rye, vetch, and fava beans, are raised until mid-May when we mow and cultivate them under the soil so they may biodegrade and replenish vital nutrients for our vines.
Napa Green Land Certified
In order to meet the standards for watershed stewardship required by Napa Green Land Certification, our vineyard farming plan includes efforts to prevent erosion, reduce potentially harmful run off, eliminate inefficient irrigation, and protect our riparian habitat.
Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Certified
Fish populations in California are on the decline, in part due to a lack of cool, clear water. By modifying our farming practices to meet FFF’s certification criteria, we are contributing to the revitalization and preservation of wild fish populations in the Napa Valley such as Salmon and Steelhead Trout.