The 11-acre Collinetta Vineyard is located in the Coombsville area of Napa, the newest sub-appellation in the valley. Collinetta is Italian for "little hill," and reflects the small knoll rising from the center of the property, which gives the vines a 360-degree orientation to the sun. The climate here is cooler than most parts of the Valley, but it's sun-drenched hillside exposure and shallow, rocky soil make it well suited to growing Bordeaux varietals.
The famous Stagecoach vineyard is a huge planting in the eastern hills of Napa Valley above Yountville and Oakville. We have two blocks, one of which on the Pritchard Hill side and the other on the Atlas Peak part of the Vineyard. They are planted in rich, red Aiken soils and tend to be late ripening sites. The complexity and structure that develop with hangtime is phenomenal. The Stagecoach fruit makes up the MAZE Cabernet Sauvignon completely each year.
Blau Vineyard has 55 acres in the verdant appellation of Knights Valley in Northern Sonoma County, and is well known for the Bordeaux style grapes grown in the region. Since 1978 Blau Vineyard has been matching varietals with the soil on their property that is both well drained and gravely. It is the rocky volcanic soil that produces grapes with concentrated flavors while the cooler nights assure great acidity. Our Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec fruit all come from this Vineyard.
The Bennett Vineyard sits just around the corner from the Collinetta Vineyard in Coombsville. Being at the southern tip of the valley, the fruit is usually our last to be harvested as a result of the cooler climate. The soil and gentle eastern slope combine to create a wine with the lushness of the valley floor.