Delicato Family Vineyards

Vineyards

Black Stallion Estate Winery, Napa Valley

In 2010, the Indelicato family laid down roots in one of the most esteemed wines regions of California, Napa Valley. Black Stallion Estate Winery is located in the famed Oak Knoll District along the Silverado Trail. The prestigious 40-acre site includes nine acres of estate vineyards planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with nine additional acres under development to Cabernet Sauvignon and small plots of Merlot, Malbec and Syrah.

History

Before grapes dominated the landscape, the oak-studded Napa Valley provided rich grazing land for sprawling horse and cattle ranches. Once home to the Silverado Horseman’s Center with ambling riding trails, stables, and the area’s only indoor arena that welcomed up to 3,000 visitors, Black Stallion Estate Winery celebrates the property’s rich equestrian history. While the stables, riding track, and grandstands are now immortalized in black and white photographs, remnants of the stalls are still visible in the winery cellar.

Today, a California fieldstone exterior, dramatic cellar doors, vineyards and mature olive trees welcome guests to the stunning estate in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District. Dramatic views from the winery terrace and tasting room bring Napa Valley’s agricultural charm together with a beautiful setting to enjoy our wines.

Geography

Soil: The Napa Valley contains more than 100 soil variations or 33 soil series. Half of the soil orders found in the world can also be found in the small geographical area that is Napa Valley.

Climate: Napa Valley is located within the rare Mediterranean-like climate zone. The long growing season is marked by warm summer days and cool evening. This is ideal for wine grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, with great balance between surgar and acid development. The lack of summer rain fall helps to contribute to the consistency across vintages.

Grape Varieties: Our property vineyards are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with additional acres under development to small plots of Merlot, Malbec and Syrah.