Producer: The Kane-Hartnett Family
Country: California, United States
Region: Napa Valley
2880 Wines produces handcrafted Napa Valley wines inspired by the Rhône Valley in France. Located in Calistoga, CA, at the northern end of Napa Valley this a small family winery was founded by the Kane-Hartnett family in 2006.
The heart of 2880 is the “Backyard” Estate Vineyard where the Kane-Hartnetts grow, hand pick, and blend three Rhône varietals – Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah. These are blended into their signature red wine blend – a production that has grown from a mere 13 cases in 2006 to about 600 cases today.
The family is happy to have Peter Heitz, a fourth generation winemaker born and raised in the Napa Valley, as their winemaker. Co-owners John and Betsy Kane-Harnett worked respectively as as a teacher/wine retailer and as the executive director of a large nonprofit before beginning their careers as vintners. The winery now continues in its second generation with daughter Meghan starting as General Manager at 2880 Wines in the spring of 2016 after a five-year stint for a wine distributor in New York City.
2880 Wines are sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards. The 2880 Backyard Vineyard is located on the valley floor – at the base of Mount St. Helena – at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley. Thanks to Calistoga AVA’s unique summer temperature swings (cool nights and hot days), its well-drained volcanic soils, and hand tending, the estate vineyard consistently produces excellent wines. Shypoke Vineyard is located in the Calistoga AVA, in the northwest corner of the Napa Valley. Beginning with the 2014 vintage, 2880 Wines is proud to have Amelia’s Block Petite Sirah for their red blend. The McGah Family Vineyards are located in Rutherford, an appellation widely considered to be one of the premier sources of Napa Valley fruit. Their Heritage Vineyard is 2880’s source for sustainably farmed Grenache grapes.