Bella Oaks is a new wine estate four decades in the making, a project that combines one of Napa Valley’s most historic and revered vineyards with the dedication to cultural heritage projects that characterizes the vision of proprietor and arts advocate Suzanne Deal Booth. The Bella Oaks vineyard is legendary, with a legacy for producing some of Napa Valley’s earliest single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Recognizing both its history and untapped potential, Deal Booth, who acquired Bella Oaks in 2010, has at last given this storied vineyard a voice of its own with a team that includes Vineyard Manager David Abreu, Winemaker Nigel Kinsman, and Master Blender Michel Rolland. With a holistic focus on stewardship that includes implementing organic and biodynamic farming practices, Deal Booth is breathing new life into the historic Bella Oaks property as she continues to honor its past.

Bella Oaks Vineyard produces one wine, the Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

2017 is also the first year in which our stellar production team of Nigel Kinsman, Michel Rolland and David Abreu collaborated with a shared vision for Bella Oaks.

With a philosophy grounded in minimalist winemaking, Winemaker Nigel Kinsman’s goal is to create a wine that is honest, transparent, and fully expressive of the Bella Oaks Vineyard. “I’m here to help the site shine. The place and the vintage tell the story; I try to leave as little imprint as possible.”

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Bella Oaks is one of Napa Valley’s most historic sites. Proprietor Suzanne Deal Booth has completely redeveloped the vineyard and launched a brand off this site. The first wines have been nothing short of sensational.  – Antonio Galloni


While the Bella Oaks vineyard in Rutherford has a lot of history, formerly selling fruit to famous wineries such as Heitz and Staglin, it is only now being launched as a producer in its own right. Since acquiring the vineyard in 2010, Suzanne Deal Booth has set about rehabilitating the vineyard with the help of David Abreu. More recently, Nigel Kinsman—winemaker at Accendo and his own Kinsman Eades label—has come on board as winemaker with Michel Rolland consulting.  Talk about a dream team!  – LPB Wine Independent



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