Kathryn Kennedy Estate Vineyard
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eight acres of vines were planted on their own roots by Kathryn in 1973. Excellent soil, a climate possessing just the right amount of marine influence, and personal attention combine to yield outstanding grapes. Each vintage is grown by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging with 90% French oak. The result is big, full-flavored wine with deep color and a decade or more of aging potential
Update 2015 - While the acreage at our Estate vineyard has been reduced by residential development to less than one acre, those original Cabernet Sauvignon vines that do continue to grow near Pierce Road will be made and bottled under Kathryn’s iconic silver and black signature label.
Certified Organic Grapes
“Having been born here and having farmed the same ground for over 40 years, I developed a deep love of this small piece of land. I recognize the visual beauty and especially the rare wine that was historically produced from this estate”. Marty Mathis, Winegrower.
We are very proud of the fact that in the fall of 2007 our Estate Vineyard was certified Organic by the CCOF. .
A partial list of the good stewardship practices includes, onsite composting, no weed killer chemicals, use of recycled package materials, cover crops and biodiversity plantings, chicken tractor, bird boxes and biodiesel for all company vehicles.
We are proud of the agricultural heritage of this land that had been preserved by the personal efforts of Kathryn Kennedy. We consider our winery to be part of the local community.