Silverado Vineyards | Napa County
In 1976 Ron and Diane Miller purchased Miller Ranch - the first Napa Valley vineyard of the Silverado Estate, followed two years later by an adjacent vineyard and property. In 1981 the family established Silverado Vineyards to make wines from their historic sites and built the iconic winery on the Silverado Trail. By the year 2000 Ron and Diane had expanded the estate to six vineyards with the purchase of an apple orchard in Vineburg which became the Vineburg Vineyard. These historic vineyards, from which all of Silverado’s wines are made, were originally planted by Napa pioneers between 1865 and 1895. Each site is now planted with the most suitable grape varieties and clones - the Stags Leap property is the source of one of only three of California’s ‘heritage’ clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Stylistically, the wines lean towards elegance and fragrance rather than power and weight. After Ron and Diane’s passing, their children Chris Miller, Tammy Miller and Walt Miller continue to carry their family's legacy forward along with their siblings and the fourth generation.