The Altemus family planted Red Cap Vineyards on a beautiful site near the summit of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. The rocky, volcanic soils and the uniqueness of the Howell Mountain microclimate produce fruit of exceptional character and quality.
Planted on virgin land in 2003 at an elevation of 1900 feet, the Aiken loam soil is deep, red, and peppered with fractured rock. The terrain is a rolling plateau at the top of the mountain. The vineyard yields about two tons of grapes per acre. Cabernet clones 4,7 and 169 were used on 101-14 rootstock and the vine spacing is five feet by seven feet.
The grapes are organically grown and hand farmed. Alfonso Elena manages the vineyard. He has been farming grapes in Napa Valley for over 35 years with extensive hillside experience. His knowledge and experience is invaluable.
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