Our history: Arkenstone Vineyards was founded in 1988 when proprietors Ron and Susan Krausz purchased their unique Howell Mountain AVA property. The majority of the vineyards were planted in 1998, with additional planting taking place in 2009. Arkenstone produces all of their wine on the Estate, entirely below ground, in state-of-the-art winery caves. Their first release, after patiently waiting for the vineyards to reach maturity, was the 2006 Vintage.
When Arkenstone decided to expand its Sauvignon Blanc program, the team found a site high in the Eastern mountains of Napa Valley that sits just above the fog at elevations mirroring that of the Howell Mountain Estate. Over the course of a couple years, the winery has established an amazing block of Sauvignon Blanc using the same clone as the Estate. Utilizing the same winemaking technique that makes the Estate Sauvignon Blanc so special, and Winemaker Sean Kaplan's oversight in the vineyard, this Sauvignon Blanc is a stunning addition to the Arkenstone family of wines.