Whitehall Lane owns and operates six prime Napa Valley vineyards that are the cornerstone on which all of the wines are made. They take full advantage of these properties and their Napa Valley climate to grow grapes that are ripe and loaded with varietal flavors.
Five of the vineyards are situated on the floor of the Napa Valley, primarily in the Rutherford sub-appellation. The soils tend to have lots of gravel and the rootstocks, grape varieties and clones were selected for each specific block in every vineyard. The sixth vineyard is nestled at the base of the eastern hills in St. Helena and also offers world class Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winery utilizes modern viticulture science in the vineyards to grow the best grapes possible. Infrared aerial photos of each vineyard are taken throughout the growing season to measure the growth of the leaf canopy. They also examine the physical properties of the soils in each vineyard, measuring depths of soil horizons, rooting depth and water holding capacity. Wireless capacitance probes are utilized to achieve precision irrigation. Neutron and C-probes use electrical charges to measure soil moisture. This information is then analyzed in contrast to the reading produced by a pressure bomb. Pressure bombs measure the amount of moisture in a leaf. In addition to this advanced technology, they have the experienced eyes of their winemaker and vineyard managers who walk the vineyards daily and ensure everything possible is done to grow spectacular wine grapes.