Heritage Vineyards

Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard

The Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard was first planted to wine grapes in 1884 and has been farmed by successive generations of the Phillips family since 1978. Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard sits in a beautiful southwestern corner of Oakville, rolling up the gentle foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Annulus selects fruit from one of the lower blocks of the 70-acre vineyard, replanted in 1999, which benefit from well-drained, loamy, alluvial soils. These eastern-facing blocks yield fruit with fine tannins and lush aromatics.

Beckstoffer Las Piedras 

Beckstoffer Las Piedras traces its history back to the original Mexican land grants. Located at the foot of Spring Mountain, it was first planted in the 1840s, making it the first vineyard in the St. Helena appellation. In 1983, Beckstoffer Vineyards purchased the property and planted it with Cabernet Sauvignon. Impressed with the quality of the gravelly, fast-draining soil, farmworkers named the vineyard Las Piedras, which means “the stones.” Our block was planted in 2014 and has come into its maturity with the 2021 harvest. The signature profile of this famed site includes powerful dark fruit notes that rest on a backbone of minerality.


Nigel and Shae Kinsman have been overseeing the renaissance of one of the Napa Valley’s most prized source of old vines. Originally planted in 1989 by Ted Lemon, this Diamond Mountain vineyard was originally known as Reverie (not to be confused with Reverie II, at the base of Howell Mountain). Legendary for its steep slope and distinctive terroir, 1520 is uniquely suited to Bordeaux varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Planted on St. George rootstock, the old vines are still remarkably healthy, the vine rows following the undulating lines of the hillside.