“In wildness is the preservation of the world”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Precariously clinging to the side of Howell Mountain, the Ink Grade Estate Vineyard claims a view unbeknownst to most in the Napa Valley. Amongst densely forested pines and sequoia stands, it lies in the northeast corner of the Howell Mountain AVA. Terraced throughout due to the extreme slope, this mountainside vineyard grasps to volcanic “tufa” soils. Ink Grade Estate possesses a raw tension that renders fruit of immense intensity and depth. If ever there was a site which imparted a feeling of reverence, Ink Grade is such a place.”  — Matt Taylor, Winemaker
Our Vineyards
Rooted firmly in the Napa Valley, Ink Grade makes single-vineyard wines of remarkable intensity and grace. They are the product of rugged terrain perched atop the Vaca Range, on the east side of Howell Mountain.
Preserving and renewing our Napa Valley legacy.