AGRICULTURAL LANDS

The San Francisco Bay region is one of the nation’s leaders in local food and boasts an agricultural industry worth $1.9 billion annually.  Napa’s world-class vines, local produce and livestock have been at the heart of this economic engine for generations.  The Land Trust protects farms and ranches that support land-based livelihoods and rural ways of life.

Our Impact: Over 9,000 acres of permanently protected farmland support our continued agricultural vitality.

 

Arcadia Vineyards I and II (2008) ~ Warren Winiarski/Arcadia Vineyard, LLC

19 and 40 acres of vineyards and natural lands adjacent to the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George and Sarco Creek.

Atwater Conservation Easement (1997) ˜ Bruce and Martha Atwater

263 acres of open space, plantable vineyard, and forested watershed lands.

Barrett Vineyards (2008) ~ Barrett Family Trust

72 acres of oak savannah and grassland, with planted vineyards. Located at the north end of Napa Valley, the natural areas of this property are visible from Highway 128.

Beckstoffer Vineyard X (2002), Carneros Creek (2003), Georges III (2006, 2007, 2009), Las Amigas (2007), To Kalon (2006, 2007) ˜ Andy Beckstoffer

The Vineyard X Conservation Easement Protects 46 acres of vineyard land along Highway 29 south of St. Helena from ever being developed. The following year, Andy added another conservation easement on his 44-acre Carneros Creek vineyard on Dealy Road, further protecting the rural viewshed of the Carneros. He also completed a conservation easement over the Las Amigas vineyard in the Carneros, on 58 acres. Beckstoffer’s Georges III vineyard, spanning from the Silverado Trail to Conn Creek Road and Skellenger Lane, protects 181 acres of scenic and agriculturally productive land. Two conservation easements cover the historic To Kalon vineyard along Highway 29 in Oakville, preserving 90 acres as forever agriculture.

Catacula Lake Winery/Bar 49 Ranch (2001) ˜ Ed Keith

1,025 acres straddling Pope Chiles Valley Road; 100 acres of planted vineyard plus a winery. Several hundred acres of undisturbed oak woodland adjacent to The Land Trust’s Wantrup Wildlife Sanctuary and Bonnie Storm’s future bequest property.

Cakebread Cellars (1998) ˜ Jack & Dolores Cakebread

10 planted vineyard acres and home in the western hills near Oakville.

di Rosa Milliken Peak (1997) ˜ Rene di Rosa

164 acres (including 33 acres plantable) in the Carneros region southeast of Napa; includes all the lands of Milliken Peak (up to its summit) which face the City of Napa.

Eisele Family Estate (1991) ~ Volker and Liesel Eisele

432 acres of agricultural, open space, and watershed lands in Chiles Valley (60 acres in vineyard).

Carsi Vineyard (1999), Henry Ranch (2000, 2001) and Vittorio’s Vineyard (2006) ~ Dario Sattui, V. Sattui

Winery

The Carsi Vineyard conservation easement restricts the development of a winery on the property, forever protecting 6.5 planted acres on Highway 29 south of Yountville.  The historic Henry Ranch conservation easement forever preserves 528 acres of oak woodlands, grassland open space, planted vineyards and historic buildings along Carneros Creek and tributaries to Carneros Creek. Three-quarters of this land will remain forever wild and undeveloped. Vittorio’s Vineyard easement protects 15 acres of vineyards on the east side of Highway 29 just southeast of V. Sattui Winery in the Agricultural Preserve.

Disney Vineyard (1994) ~Ron and Diane Miller

The Disney Vineyards include 103 planted acres and 99 acres of open space off of the Silverado Trail just south of Yountville along the Napa River.

F. S. and June Foote (1990)

114 acres on the Silverado Trail east of Yountville which include 22 acres of planted vineyard and 92 acres of undisturbed natural habitat.

Green & Red Vineyard (1993) ˜ Jay and Pam Heminway

145 acres consisting of a vineyard, winery and forever wild open space in Chiles Valley.

Green Valley Ranch (1987) ˜ Green Valley Ranch Partners

980 acres of open space and grazing lands, including 24 acres of planted vineyard, east of the City of Napa.

Heitz Wine Cellars (2002) ˜ Kathleen Heitz-Myers

An 18-acre parcel near Angwin that serves as a buffer to The Land Trust’s Linda Falls Preserve and at the same time provide for the establishment of a 10 acre vineyard.

Joseph and Florence Barkley (1992)

451 acres forever-wild, grazing, and watershed lands above Lake Hennessey.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards (1999) ˜ Joseph and Lois Phelps

480 acres, including the Joseph Phelps winery, a historic schoolhouse, lake, and 130 acres of planted vineyard.

Kortum Canyon Vineyard (1991) ˜ John & Fran Pershing

187 acres of scenic agricultural and open space land west of Calistoga, including 40 acres of planted vineyard.

Lieff Wines (2008) ~ Robert and Gretchen Lieff

21 acres of forever wild and agricultural lands with planted vineyards and mixed hardwood forests in the eastern Napa Valley hills.

Long Meadow Ranch (1997, 1999, 2000, 2009) ˜ Ted and Laddie Hall

342 acres in three contiguous easements of forested hillside and open space west of Rutherford. Includes 10 acres of organic vineyards and olive groves plus an additional 48 acres of prime agricultural land on the Valley floor, in the Agricultural Preserve, in Rutherford.

Mahoney Family Vineyards (2009) ~ Francis & Kathleen Mahoney

19 acres of planted vineyards in the Carneros, nearby the Carneros Creek and Milliken Peak properties.

Mead Ranch (1989) ˜ Giles Mead

1,318 acres off of Atlas Peak Road in Napa, including endangered plant habitat and 30 planted acres of vineyard (60 acres plantable).

Nunyette Vineyard (2000) ˜ Dale and Sue Missimer

45 acres along Napa River at Yountville Crossroad; 22 acres planted.

Ritchie Creek (2008) ~ Stuart Smith/Cook’s Flat Associates

Collaborative project with Save the Redwoods League to protect 62 acres of conifer and old growth redwood habitat; adjacent to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, this property also contains planted vineyards.

Rudd Estates (1997) ˜ Leslie Rudd

54 acres, including 50 planted acres of the home vineyard and the winery, near Oakville.

Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Vineyard (1993) and Disney Vineyard (1994) ˜ Ron and Diane Miller

The Mt. George Vineyard is 112-acres (167 total plantable) on the slopes of Mt. George east of Napa; contiguous with The Land Trust’s Foote Mt. George Botanical Preserve. The Disney Vineyard covers 214 acres east of Yountville; 103 acres planted and 111 acres of open space bordering the F.S. and June Foote conservation easement.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – S.L.V. Vineyard (1990) ˜ Warren & Barbara Winiarski

41 acres (of 46 total plantable) of world-renowned cabernet vineyards on the Silverado Trail east of Yountville.

Turley Wine Cellars Inc. (2007) & Haiku House (2007) ~ Suzanne Chambers Turley & Larry Turley

35 acres of vineyards and dense woodlands on the Howell Mountain ridgeline near Angwin, part of the Friesen Lakes, Conn and Putah Creeks watersheds. 11 acres with a small vineyard and a significant stretch of riparian habitat along Mill Creek; located east of Bothe State Park across Highway 29.

Tuteur Ranch (1980, 1985, 1986) ~ The Tuteur Family

Over 300 acres of open grasslands encompassing the scenic ridgetops near Skyline Park and the Napa Valley.

V. Sattui Winery – Carsi Vineyard (1999), Henry Ranch (2000 & 2001), and Vittorio’s Vineyard (2006)

The Carsi Vineyard conservation easement restricts the development of a winery on the property, forever protecting 6.5 planted acres on Highway 29 south of Yountville. The historic Henry Ranch conservation easement forever preserves 528 acres of oak woodlands, grassland open space, planted vineyards (106 acres) and historic buildings along Carneros Creek and tributaries to Carneros Creek in the Carneros district. Three-quarters of this land will remain forever wild and undeveloped. Vittorio’s Vineyard, named for Sattui’s grandfather, protects 15 acres of the estate-planted vineyards, adjacent to Highway 29 at the southern end of St. Helena.

Vine Hill Ranch (2007) ~ Phillips family

55-acre agriculture and forever wild conservation easement with vineyards and adjacent spectacular forested hillsides northwest of Yountville.