Black Cat Estate Vineyard & Coombsville


A sweet spot for Syrah lies in the rolling terrain of Napa Valley’s southeastern hills. Rocky granite soils, light morning fog and afternoon breezes here create idyllic conditions for the elegant characteristics of Syrah. With ripening occurring at a consistent, moderate pace, the grapes develop their celebrated bright fruit and peppery characters.

Each morning begins with a stroll through our estate vineyard, (usually with a cat or two for company), carefully observing the vines’ activity since the prior day. This constant vigilance enables a swift response to Mother Nature, and it pays great dividends in the quality of the grapes. We relentlessly tweak and improve the vineyard, with the ultimate goal of harvesting the perfect grapes at the perfect time.


Our vineyard and home are located in the Coombsville area, a scenic region of rolling benchlands and hidden wineries. Close to the town of Napa, yet miles away in its charming rural character, Coombsville was home to some of the Valley's earliest vineyards in the 1840's.

Coombsville's diverse soils and temperate weather, with pockets of unique micro-climates, allow many varietals of grapes to thrive in the region. Daytime temperatures are moderated by breezes off the San Pablo Bay, creating a long, evenly paced growing season. The grapes here develop a superb range of flavors, and the wines of Coombsville are renowned for their finesse and pure fruit character.

Small, family-owned wineries nestle in the hills, often with several generations sharing a deep passion for the land. Coombsville is a place of discovery, populated by warm and welcoming growers and vintners. To learn more about our neighbors, please visit the Coombsville website.









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