Vine Hill Ranch: One of Napa Cabernet's Best-Kept Secrets

Bruce and Heather Phillips' little-known Oakville vineyard provides grapes to Napa's elite, and their own estate Cabernet is an authoritative expression of the site

Vine Hill Ranch: One of Napa Cabernet's Best-Kept Secrets
Vine Hill Ranch vineyard in Oakville has long served as a source for some of Napa's finest Cabernets. (Courtesy of Vine Hill Ranch)
Oct 13, 2021

How’s this lineup? Bond, Accendo, Kinsman Eades, Lail, Keplinger, Dalla Valle’s new DVO project … these are just a few of the producers who source fruit from Vine Hill Ranch.

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard the name. Located in the southern portion of western Oakville, VHR is quietly considered one of the top sources for Cabernet Sauvignon. In a wine world with a preponderance of single-vineyard bottlings, VHR’s name doesn’t typically appear on labels. And that’s OK with owners Bruce and Heather Phillips.

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