In 1973, Poseidon Vineyard was planted on what had been grazing land since the time of the missionaries. This venture was among the first to farm the southern extreme of Napa Carneros, which at the time was considered too cool to ripen wine grapes.
Poseidon Vineyard is the heritage wine project of Obsidian Wine Co., who seek and farm the extremes of the North Coast.
|APPELLATION(S)||Carneros, Napa Valley|
|PROPRIETORS||Michael Terrien, Peter Molnar, and Arpad Molnar|
(SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)
Where Vineyard Meets Bay
Poseidon Vineyard lies at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River. At high tide the river tastes of salt, a reminder of the sea’s proximity. Pacific wind brings fog and cooler temperatures to balance the intensity of the California sun, while clay and gravel soil provide ideal drainage for the vines.
Barrels made from tight-grained Tokaj oak by Kádár Hungary are used exclusively - the cooperage Poseidon Vineyards has owned for three decades. This is one of a handful of places in the world where Quercus Petraea, an oak species highly prized for its enticing aromas and subtle oak influence, is grown.