Little Cannon Vineyard

Little Cannon Vineyard is named for the Markham lore depicted on our labels. The story goes that this is the site where Bruce Markham would fire his cannon each year to signal the start of harvest.

Oak Knoll District

Our southernmost estate, Little Cannon Vineyard includes 70 acres of Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. While the white grape varietals produce wines with tropical aromas and flavors, the Merlot grown here offers small berries and concentrated red berry flavors.

Oak Knoll District

Our southernmost estate, Little Cannon Vineyard includes 70 acres of Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. While the white grape varietals produce wines with tropical aromas and flavors, the Merlot grown here offers small berries and concentrated red berry flavors.

MONIKER
Little Cannon Vineyard
AVA
Oak Knoll
ACRES
70
SOILS
Site Clay and Hair Loam
VARIETALS
Merlot
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
ELEVATION
130
SUSTAINABILITY
Napa Green Land Certified Since 2013

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The Terroir

The silty clay loam act likes clay in the winter months but reverts to silt later in the season, giving the impression of walking on the moon during harvest. Proximity to the San Pablo Bay brings cooling fog to this vineyard — ideal for growing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. A dry creek bed runs through the middle of the ranch, creating a soil “swale” that is noticeable by land and air.

The Vines

33 acres Merlot

19 acres Chardonnay

18 acres Sauvignon Blanc

The History

The Gold Rush lured former sea captain Joseph W. Osborn to Napa Valley where, in 1853, he settled six miles north of Napa and established his farm, which he called Oak Knoll. Today, the Oak Knoll region includes 8,300 acres and was deemed an American Viticultural Area in 2004. Our Little Cannon Vineyard site was part of Osborn’s original farm.

The History

The Gold Rush lured former sea captain Joseph W. Osborn to Napa Valley where, in 1853, he settled six miles north of Napa and established his farm, which he called Oak Knoll. Today, the Oak Knoll region includes 8,300 acres and was deemed an American Viticultural Area in 2004. Our Little Cannon Vineyard site was part of Osborn’s original farm.

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