Sequoia Grove is located in the prime Rutherford District of the California Napa Valley. Rutherford is renowned for producing America's finest quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 24-acre estate is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Chardonnay vines. These choice vineyards yielded the first estate bottled Chardonnay in 1980 and Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1982 vintage.

The Allen family's aim is to preserve the natural character and intensity of that extraordinary fruit from the vineyard. With choice grapes, expertise, and love of the craft, Sequoia Grove continues to live up to a notable reputation for premiere wine production.

Inspired by the French style, James Allen planted the vineyard in 1978 and founded the winery in 1980. A rustic barn, dating back to the 1860's, first served as the winery, and now is the tasting room. It is nestled beneath one of the last groves of giant redwood trees in the Napa Valley. Sequoia Grove's 24 acres of superb vineyards surrounding the winery lie on the famous Rutherford Bench, and in one of the Napa Valley's most superb red wine micro climate.

Jim and his brother Steve run Sequoia Grove with immediate and extended family, each member bringing to it their own special expertise, working together towards the winery's great success.

While their century old winery beneath the redwoods still stands as a symbol of tradition, Sequoia Grove's state-of-the-art vinification is unique even to the Napa Valley. This new facility was completed in the spring of 1987, when the Allen's made advancements with the latest in modern equipment, including the only completely underground cellar in the Napa Valley. It is doubly unique in that it lies beneath the water table, maintaining an ideal year-round temperature of 57-59 degrees Fahrenheit without artificial cooling of any kind.

Sequoia Grove Vineyards / 8338 St. Helena Highway / Napa, CA 94558 / 707-944-2945 / 800-851-7841

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