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Vineyard George III

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Vineyard George III

Planted Area

28.33 acres


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1695 St. Helena Hwy South
Rutherford, CA, 94573




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Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Regions: Napa Valley, North Coast, Rutherford

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 28.33 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

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Land Profile


Elevation162.34 ft.
Slope0.6% (0.34°)
AspectSoutheast (149.32°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season141564.08

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days3495.06
Huglin Index2646.32
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1973.89

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season83.149.54.89
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (6)

  1. Block: 1 (3.24 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    163.39 ft. | Maxwell
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  2. Block: 2 (1.22 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    163.17 ft. | Maxwell
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  3. Block: 3 (5.23 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    160.23 ft. | Clear Lake, Maxwell
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  4. Block: 4 (1.74 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    162.65 ft. | Maxwell
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  5. Block: 5 (6.65 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    161.49 ft. | Maxwell
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  6. Block: 6 (10.25 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    163.13 ft. | Maxwell
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About Vineyard George III

Our Rutherford Vineyard is located across the valley along the Silverado Trail. This historic vineyard is part of what was once Caymus Rancho, the Mexican land grant of George Yount. One of the area’s first non-native settlers, Yount arrived in 1836 and is belived to have been the first to plant winegrapes in the valley. A portion of the ranch became a wedding present to Thomas Rutherford when he married one of Yount’s granddaughters, Elizabeth.

Eventually the property was owned by the Archdioceses of San Francisco, which sold it in the early 1900s to French immigrant George de Latour, founder of Beaulieu Vineyard. He called the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard he planted there BV No.3. Andy Beckstoffer purchased the property in 1988 and changed its name to Vineyard George III and replanted it with clones and rootstock carefully matched to its growing conditions.

The Rutherford appellation soil has excellent drainage and protection from the drying wind. The vines have deep, well-established roots. "They're mature vines that produce consistently great flavors -- no awkward adolescent phases where they vary from vintage to vintage," explains Winemaker Tom Rinaldi. Soil and climate are the reasons for Rutherford's preeminence: the area's loamy soils were formed by alluvial fans that have spilled out from the valley's surrounding mountains. The predictable heat and generally cloudless skies during the day matched with cooling fog in the late evening and early morning create an elegant richness, depth and density in the grapes. Our Rutherford Cabernet and our Estate Cabernet are crafted from this appellation.

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Vineyard-ID: 3123
Created Date: January 5, 2013
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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.ā€¯ American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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