Whitehall Lane Winery
Whitehall Lane Winery
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1135 Galleron LaneSt Helena, CA, 94574
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Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 20.32 acres
Wine HistoryThere are currently no known wines associated with these grapes. Edit the vineyard blocks to add wines.
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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.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 3118Created Date: January 4, 2013Edit History: View Edit History of this Vineyard
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Data Notes and References
NotesFarm 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.
The vineyard data presented here is most often sourced from the public data sources listed below. However, Everyvine also accepts data from vineyard owners who often have even better data they have collected themseleves.
If you have more accurate data on a vineyard go to: Data Submission page.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, http://ned.usgs.gov/, 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).
- SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/.