Home Ranch Vineyard
At the foot of Spring Mountain in St. Helena lies the vineyard that first attracted the Beringer Brothers to Napa Valley. Formed of a sloped alluvial fan of iron rich rock and gravelly red volcanic soils with little capacity to hold water, the Home Ranch Vineyard has delivered outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon each vintage for more than 140 years and is responsible for Eighth Maker’s rich fruit and velvety texture.
At an elevation of 1,800 feet on Howell Mountain, the vineyard enjoys cool mountain temperatures and high solar radiation above the fog line. Volcanic red soils are low in fertility and yield berries with intense, concentrated flavors. Steinhauer Vineyard's mountain fruit contributes firm, fine tannins, elevated acidity, and ageability.