Villa Del Lago

Our sister winery Villa Del Lago consists of 20 acres of cabernet planted on Pritchard Hill. Although not technically its own AVA, Pritchard Hill is home to some of the world’s finest cabernet vineyards, and can be found above Lake Hennessey in St Helena. Yielding only a one-third ton of grapes per acre, and only using free-run juice, the Villa Del Lago cabernet is known for its concentrated flavor. Showing flavors of caramelized sugar, chocolate, and lush mountain fruit, this wine can be drunk now or for the next 20 years. Currently, Villa Del Lago is only available in very limited quantities to our Gold and Platinum Members.

Currently, we are not offering tastings at this location. Villa Del Lago wines are available to taste at both our Historic and Estate locations.  Please contact VIPConcierge@deldottovineyards.com to make a reservation.

 

Vineyard & Winemaking

Our 20 acre vineyard only produced 1/3 ton of grapes per acre for the 2007 vintage, unheard of in winemaking. The concentration is also boasted by the use of free run juice only. The nectar that falls out of the grape without pressing!
 
The original old vines are over 30 years old and newer planting that are 5 years old, produce an elegant but massive mouth feel and show the concentration of a true pedigreed, world class Cabernet. When we first showed Robert Parker this Cabernet, it was just one year old. Now after 28 months in the barrel the wine is much better and is showing its true power. The fact that the wine can be drank now or for the next 20+ years is truly the "Del Dotto" style created by the philosophies of the family.