In these great, historic vineyards, the total is much more than the sum of the parts . . . People like [TOR winemaker Jeff Ames] seem to do the best job with this fruit. Andy Beckstoffer

Andy Beckstoffer

Andy Beckstoffer

Beckstoffer To Kalon continues to receive worldwide accolades, particularly in the last decade.

The vineyard is set along a gentle slope on the western foothills of the Oakville appellation. Top soils are Bale loam/Bale clay loam, and running through the middle and west side of the vineyard are remnants of ancient streambeds riddled with rock.

For the last decade, we have worked with six blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and two blocks of Cabernet Franc. Each vintage tells a different story, and the best wines can be either single blocks or blends of blocks.

Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard
appellationOakville, Napa Valley
soilBale loam/Bale clay loam with ancient riverbed gravels beneath
climateWarm days tempered by coastal fog
topographyGentle slope running from 158 to 186 feet
vines83 planted acres of Cabernet Sauvignon clones 337, 4, and 6 and Cabernet Franc; TOR’s vine rows are managed to one cluster per shoot

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At TOR, vineyards are the heart and soul of what makes wine so fascinating, absorbing, and challenging. It gives us a rush each year to work with the extraordinary vineyards in our portfolio. We feel very lucky and grateful for our vineyard partners—Beckstoffer To Kalon, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard, Tierra Roja, Melanson, Hyde, and Beresini.