We were fortunate to have been able to purchase the historic Beringer State Lane vineyard property in May of 2000. This land was first leased by Beringer in 1972, becoming the cornerstone for the Beringer Estates Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon program for over 20 yeas. Recognizing the potential of the site, in 1979 Beringer began bottling the State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon as a single vineyard designated wine.
The Story and the Team
In 2001, the renowned 20-acre Beringer State Lane Vineyard was replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, in a tightly spaced 3 ft. by 5-1/2 ft. rows with 2,640 vines/acre. A new state of the art wine making facility was completed in September 2005. The vineyard is farmed by Pina Vineyard Management Company, renound vineyard managers for several of Napa Valley premium wines. Our consultant winemakers are Denis Malbec, from Chateau Latour, Pauillac; the First Growth winery in Bordeaux, France and Rob Lawson, the winemaker at Napa Wine Company for the past 16 years, where most of Napa Valley’s super premium wines were originally crafted and are still produced.