St. Clement vineyard

St Clement Vineyard. St Clement owns very little vineyard acreage of its own, but has worked to establish long-term relationships with some of the best winegrowers in the Napa Valley. The result is a wonderfully diverse palate of flavours and tannin structures, and wines with great depth and complexity. The female winemaker is Danielle Cyrot. Danielle grew up with a French father and yearly trips to Paris. Her great-grandfather was the last in an long line of ancestors who owned the Cyrot vineyard in the Cote de Beaune. Danielle had no intention of revitalising her family’s history of winemaking, but an introductory winemaking class at the University of California at Davis changed everything and she graduated with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. After graduation, Danielle travelled to Alsace and South Australia to hone her skills. She returned to Napa and joined the team at Stags Leap Winery, working her way to the position of assistant winemaker. In 2005, she became winemaker at St Clement. Drawing on her travels to France and Australia, as well as her experience in the Napa Valley, Danielle appreciates the philosophy that wine is created in the vineyard, but she also monitors her cellar carefully. Her wines are elegantly structured with refined tannins and balanced components. Open daily 10am-5pm. 2867 St Helena Highway North. Tel.: +1 866 877 5939