Vineyard | The estate

Our Exceptional Landscape

Our scenic 17-acre vineyard, a unique property blessed by its geography, topography, and terroir is situated immediately south of the renowned Stags Leap District at the cooler southern end of the Napa Valley. Our gentle slopes are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A creek divides the parcel roughly in half, producing two noticeably distinct sites on one small estate "akin to the Right Bank and the Left Bank in Bordeaux," says our winemaker Philippe Melka.

On one side, classic volcanic soil produces smaller, low-yielding vines that generate wines with powerful tannins. The soil on the other side is more loamy and deep, supporting bigger and stronger vines that give more generous, profound, layered wines. The cooler conditions give our wines a more European-style tannic structure with a clear focus on the purity of the fruit. Summer fog often clings until mid-morning, moderating the sun’s intensity, preserving acidity and yielding wines with softer, fresher nuances.

Vineyard | Our History

Our History

Roy Estate was established in 1999 by founding vintners Shirley and Charles Roy. The couple sought to produce world-class wines, working tirelessly to identify the ideal site and engaging Napa Valley’s most respected vineyard and winemaking consultants to plant vines and craft wines fully worthy of the Grands Crus de Napa Valley designation. Today, proprietors Stephany Maillery and Stephan Crétier serve as stewards of the sprawling, singular site. Together they usher in the next chapter of peerless winegrowing at Roy Estate.

Vineyard | Our promise

Our promise

We set the bar high for ourselves and our Team. Achieving excellence is our vision as we work diligently and with passion as we craft wines that represent the ultimate expression of an exceptional terroir. We know we have a precious gem, and we consider ourselves its caretakers. We invite you to discover our Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Mr. Evans wines that are meticulously grown and crafted under the guidance of star winemaker Philippe Melka.

Stephany Maillery and Stephan Crétier, Proprietors

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