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Among The Vines: The Helms Vineyard

October 24th, 2019

You may have heard the term “Rutherford Dust” to describe wines from our region area of Napa Valley. Tucked away at the northern point of the Rutherford bench, the Helms vineyard showcases the typical characteristics for this appellation, and then some. It’s home to our Estate and grows some of the most iconic vines in our area. Whether you’ve been perusing wine magazines or listening to your local Somm talk about “terroir” you might have heard about “alluvial soil” and seen many nodding heads acknowledging its greatness for creating great wine. But what exactly IS alluvial soil anyway, and what makes it so unique?

Among The Vines: The Helms Vineyard


Meet Our Winemaker

September 25th, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most nuanced wines of our region. Every AVA brings a distinct terroir to this noble varietal, and each winemaker plays their part in crafting a wine true to the land. With Chris Cooney at the helm crafting VASO Cellars wines, the truest expression of Napa Valley wine comes to play under the VASO Cellars label.

Meet Our Winemaker


Wine Feature: 2015 VASO Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

August 14th, 2019

Complex. Focused. Lush. The core of our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is true to the vintage and demonstrates the power and finesse that is Napa Valley wines in every sip.

Wine Feature: 2015 VASO Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


VASO Cellars | The Vessel of Napa Valley

July 3rd, 2019

The definition of VASO translates to “vessel.” And by way of VASO cellars in alignment with Dana Estates, we share the beauty and potential of the Napa Valley with you through our story, philosophy, farming practices and wine produced as one of the most reputable Napa Valley wineries in the region.

VASO Cellars | The Vessel of Napa Valley


From Ghost Winery To Premiere Napa Vineyards Estate

June 2nd, 2019

We understand terroir when it comes from the glass. The earth, the climate and that certain “sense of place” that is unique to every vineyard. It’s the spirit that drives the winemaker and the allure that captures the wine drinker. It can also be the memory of a place, from the fondness of your tasting experience to the very foundation of the place itself.

From Ghost Winery To Premiere Napa Vineyards Estate