We are proud to produce a very small amount of earth to glass Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon from our home ranch.
The Duhig home ranch is 13 acres; therefore it will always produce a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Self-sufficiency has always been a Duhig mandate, from my great-grandfather James's first homestead ranch and vineyard, to our small plot of Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, working the land is a long-standing tradition in the Duhig family.
Q1: Where are you from, and did you change your name to Harvest?
A: I was born and raised in Napa, spending most my free time outdoors. My name, Harvest, originated from my mom, a native Choctaw. She was always pushing me to connect with nature.
Q: Did you have an "Ah-Ha" moment?
A: I first connected to the spark of loving what you do in 1997. I worked my first crush for a small family winery. That Vintage, working in the vineyard, cellar and laboratory propelled me to UC Davis to study Viticulture and Enology.
Q: What have you been up to since then?
A: Serendipitously, I met Chuck Wagner in September of 2002 while trying to sell some homeless Napa Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. After grilling me on the farming details for 30 minutes, he declined the fruit, but he offered me something much, much better. The opportunity to work with him!
17 Vintages later, I am still the Grower Relations and Mountain Cabernet Winemaker for Caymus Vineyards and I am pleased to be producing a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes grown by us, the Duhig's on our land in the heart of Coombsville.
John Duhig's great, great-grandfather was an avid farmer, known for his Zinfandel grapes, but also earned statewide recognition by the Department of Agriculture and his high quality “Cots” (Apricots).
The Duhigs raised sheep, cattle, table grapes and tended a year-round large vegetable garden.
Starting with a plot of land, a tremendous amount of hard work, a pinch of luck and a desire to honor our legacy for land stewardship for our children to carry on, it is with immense delight that the family has been able to continue the families farming history in Napa Valley, started by James Duhig.
Farming operation yielding 1000 tons of Zinfandel.
"My grandpa, "Duke" moved into the "Farmhouse" in 1909 when my great-grandfather's family grew out of the house that he built in the 1850's." –John Duhig
Stewart Duhig and his pig, Jake. At 6 months old, Jake weighed 305.5lbs and gained 247.5lbs in 120 days. He sold for $41.25, a clear gain for $20.25.
Following in her great-grandfather's, grandfather's, and dad's footsteps, Hana and Isaac both raise prize-winning animals.
Duhig Wine releases the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon!
2019 the 6th generation following in the family footsteps
Located in the heart of the Coombsville Appellation. The vineyard topography ranges from 10-180 feet with slopes from 5% to 22%.
Our soils have the most unique characteristic in the Coombsville area. My personal favorite is the Diatomaceous soil. It tells the story from eons ago when our sunken volcanic Caldera filled into an inland marine and supported microscopic life. The soil is embedded with his ancient life – the decomposed Diatoms that now lend expression as Duhig Wine.
Pay It Forward
Teaching our children to invest in their community is a high priority for us.
As a young girl there was a time when my mother was faced with very limited resources, food scarcity weighted on my little shoulders. The food bank was there during a difficult time for my family, they assisted us when the money ran out before the end of the month. When little is left, a meal can save the day. I am forever grateful that Napa County had then and now a place where all people from a variety of walks of life can come.
Feeling the call of assisting with food scarcity? Go to the link below and donate directly.