Whitehall Lane Winery

Bommarito Vineyard

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Whitehall Lane Winery


Bommarito Vineyard

Planted Area

20.32 acres


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1135 Galleron Lane
St Helena, CA, 94574




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Grape Profile

Grape Details

Wine Regions: Napa Valley, North Coast, Rutherford

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 20.32 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

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Land Profile


Elevation164.23 ft.
Slope0.7% (0.4°)
AspectSoutheast (116.47°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season141533.23

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days3498.19
Huglin Index2648.98
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1975.07

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season83.249.54.89
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (3)

  1. Block: 1 (3.24 acres)
    Grape: Unknown
    165.63 ft. | Clear Lake, Cole, Pleasanton
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  2. Block: 2 (4.18 acres)
    Grape: Unknown
    163.69 ft. | Cole, Pleasanton
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  3. Block: 3 (12.9 acres)
    Grape: Unknown
    163.38 ft. | Cole, Pleasanton
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About Bommarito Vineyard

The Bommarito Vineyard is located on Galleron Road in the Rutherford Appellation of the Napa Valley. The vineyard is approximately 25 acres with soils that are very similar to those in the Whitehall Lane Winery Estate Vineyard. It has produced outstanding grapes since the early 1920's when Dominic Bommarito purchased the Rutherford property to plant a vineyard and build a summer home.

The Vineyard is planted to four different grape varieties. The rootstocks in this vineyard were matched to the various soil types, two different trellis systems were implemented and grape clones were selected to yield ultimate fruit flavors. The largest planting is Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller plantings of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. There are two acres planted to Semillon.

Bommarito was born in Sicily in 1889 and immigrated to the United States in 1903. In the early 1920's he began construction on his summer home and moved to this Rutherford estate permanently in 1929 with his wife, four children and mother. He built five additional homes on the property between 1941 and 1953. Many of the furnishings in the houses were acquired from surplus at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, including sinks and plumming. Dominic Bommarito was a founding member of the Napa Valley Co-Op and farmed his vineyard until his death in 1963. His wife, Carmen Bommarito, tended to the vineyard until her death in December, 1994. Working by her side was son Salvatore "Toots" Bommarito. Toots spent his entire life on the property, working in the vineyard and tending to the properties. He retired in 1994.

Whitehall Lane Winery continues to call the property the Bommarito Vineyard, recognizing the wonderful history of the Napa Valley, its pioneers and its characters.

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Vineyard-ID: 3118
Created Date: January 4, 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.” 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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