Winter In Wine Country
February 12th, 2020
In the Winter months, the activity in the cellar and among the vines keeps us busy as we prepare for another great growing season coming! Here’s what’s happening at the Estate…. While our vines are dormant through the winter here in Wine Country, the winery is still bustling with lots of work. Activity in the cellar and among the vines keeps us busy as we prepare for another great growing season coming! Here’s what’s happening at the Estate….
Among The Vines : Hershey Vineyard
January 14th, 2020
Nestled into the broody and iconic Howell Mountain at 1,800 feet above sea level sits Hershey Vineyard; our most significant vineyard that makes up the backbone of VASO wines. When you come to a tasting at the Estate, you may see pulled soil samples to showcase the wildly diverse soil found in the Hershey Vineyard. It’s this varied soil composition that lends to the distinct flavor profiles found in VASO wines. Corestone volcanic and rhyolitic bedrock composition in the soil tell of a more wild time on Earth, when Howell Mountain was truly wild. That little piece of terroir stays with us as we cultivate an expression of this soil history using Bordeaux-style grapes grown on this property.
The Perfect Day In St Helena
December 6th, 2019
Our home winery at 1500 Whitehall Lane is located on the edge of town in St. Helena, Napa Valley, and somewhere we are proud to call home. When you come to visit us for a private tasting in our barn, walk the grounds of the Estate and experience VASO wines first-hand, we are honored to enjoy a part of your day with you. But, there is also so much else to see and do in our hometown. Need some inspiration for your next visit? Here’s how we’d spend the rest of the day experiencing all the St. Helena has to offer!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.