Arns Winery is located on the hillside east of the historic City of St. Helena, CA, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The 160 acre parcel sits at an elevation of 800 feet above the valley floor and below the Howell Mountain Appellation. The soil for the ten acre all-Cabernet vineyard is Red Aiken Loam, which was planted in the mid-to-late 1960’s. Their wines represent selections from ten different blocks, with clones from Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. The exposure of the different blocks accentuates the clonal differences and makes each separate area of vineyard unique. The vines vary in age from 15 to 45 years.
Arns property was homesteaded in the late 1880’s by a fellow from Germany. The second owner was a stone mason who did very creative plaster work in homes and caves throughout the Valley. He built the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Ca from stones quarried from the property. There is a long history of Zinfandel grapes grown from the previous owners. The Arns family purchased this parcel in the late 1950’s as a retreat for their family. John Arns, along with his brother, Steve, have kept the tradition of grape growing at Arns. John Arns and Sandi Belcher developed Arns Winery after years of selling grapes to local wineries. Their first release of their 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon debuted in the Spring of 1992. The rest is history.
Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolate, black cherries, anise, coffee.