Whitehall Lane Winery
Fawn Park Vineyard
Whitehall Lane Winery
Fawn Park Vineyard
- Planted Area
2850 Silverado TrailSt Helena, CA, 94574
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Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 11.19 acres
Wine HistoryThere are currently no known wines associated with these grapes. Edit the vineyard blocks to add wines.
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|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1970.45|
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About Fawn Park Vineyard
Fawn Park Vineyard is located just off the Napa Valley floor on the eastern hillside at the Silverado Trail in St. Helena. This gently sloping vineyard has produced outstanding hillside fruit for more than 25 years. The vineyard is planted primarily to high-power Cabernet Sauvignon. However, a small two and one-half acre block was budded to Petite Verdot in 2005. The vineyard has excellent draining soils with spectacular sun exposure.
The property's history pre-dates the vines or its buildings. It's been told that local Indians mined the neighboring Glass Mountain and camped at the base of this property where they turned the mined obsidian into tools and arrowheads. There is a home on the property that was constructed in 1865 with a second story addition made when Judge Chiles owned the estate in 1915. A vintage barn was constructed in 1905 using timbers harvested from Howell Mountain. Prior to grapes and after the Indians, this property was used as a dairy to supply milk to the St. Helena Sanitarium (now known as St. Helena Hospital). The Hultman Family owned the property from 1928 to 1978, ran the dairy and also raised chickens there. In 1978 Loren Sorenson purchased the land, planted the vineyard, dug a spring-fed pond and continued a small farm for the local 4-H program.
The property is named Fawn Park Vineyard after the road that borders the southern side of the estate. This road was originally the stagecoach road going up and over Howell Mountain to Angwin and Pope Valley.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 3121Created 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/.