Sunday, July 19 | 11:30AM
Newton Vineyard hosts today’s Vintner’s Luncheon at its spectacular hillside property on Spring Mountain. An impressive site, Newton Vineyard sits on 120 acres of terraced hillsides, planted at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level.
The winery—designed and built to blend into the surrounding mountain topography—includes landmarks that pay homage to the founders’ heritage, including a Chinese red gate and striking pagoda, as well as a London phone booth and rolling English gardens.
While guests enjoying lunch on these remarkable grounds will no doubt feel they are in another world, the wines—including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay—make it clear that yes, there is no place like Napa Valley.
The single square mile of hillside pioneered by the Newtons in 1977 is an impressive site, with expansive vistas of Napa Valley and beyond. The terraced mountain estate has less than one-fifth of its total 560 acres planted to vines at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level. The non-farmed acreage remains in its native forested state providing natural habitat for indigenous wildlife. Each of the distinctive vineyard blocks is planted to a specific Bordeaux variety with an emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon.