What a journey you have taken to formal recognition, finally bursting onto the scene with great controversy and debate. Yet you have been a center attraction since the 1850's, residing at the base of Mt. Saint Helena with your uniform volcanic and low pH soils.
With a unique southeastern exposure in a valley predominantly south in exposure your climes are mitigated from the marine air more frequent in the lower Napa Valley. Yet growers and vintners knew this and selected plantings best suited to your conditions with results that have become hallmark.
From initial vineyard plantings on Whitehall Lane in the 1800's the evolution to today's Whitehall Lane Winery has been a story of vineyard. The first 25 acre vineyard property is the winery site, yet the definition of multiple Napa Valley sub appellations is formed in a wide ranging set of vineyards all showing unique profile and character in their wines.