WELCOME TO DUHIG RANCH
Settled in Napa Valley in 1853.
Preserving our family’s farming heritage, one vintage at a time.
We are proud to produce a very small amount of earth-to-glass Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon from our home ranch.
“Polished in feel overall, but with a smoldering warm earth accent through the finish that adds range and intrigue.”
– J.M., Wine Spectator, 94 pts.
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.
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, and table grapes and tended a large year-round 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 of 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.
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.
Q& A with Harvest Duhig
DUHIG Grower & Winemaker
Where are you from, and did you change your name to Harvest?
I was born and raised in Napa, spending most of my free time outdoors. My name, Harvest, originated from my mom, a native Choctaw. She was always pushing me to connect with nature.
Did you have an “Ah-Ha” moment?
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.
What have you been up to since then?
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 offered me something much better. The opportunity to work with him!
Over two decades 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.
Pay it Forward
Support Your Community
Teaching our children to invest in their community is one of our highest priorities.
“As a young girl, there was a time when my mother was faced with minimal resources, and food scarcity weighed 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.” – Harvest Duhig
Please watch the video above to learn why community food banks are so important to the Duhig family.
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