An historic estate situated on the famed Rutherford Bench, Bella Oaks has been a source of celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon for more than 40 years, producing some of Napa Valley’s earliest and most noteworthy single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons.
In 2010, Bella Oaks was purchased by arts advocate Suzanne Deal Booth, who seized the opportunity to preserve, restore and invigorate the historic vineyard in a visionary project that represents a seamless integration of wine, art, community, and culture. Working alongside Suzanne is the stella team of Vineyard Manager David Abreu, Winemaker Nigel Kinsman, and Consulting Oenologist Michel Rolland.
Suzanne and her team are committed to farming and winemaking at the highest level. This encompasses the implementation of organic and biodynamic practices, and an emphasis on biodiversity. The estate was certified organic by the CCOF in 2019.
Today Bella Oaks comprises a total of 31 acres, with 12.5 acres under vine and plans for an additional 10 acres to be planted. Just one wine is produced, the Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. With a philosophy grounded in minimalist winemaking, Winemaker Nigel Kinsman’s goal is to create a wine that is fully expressive of the Bella Oaks site – an outstanding wine of precision, freshness, concentration and texture.