The Harlan family has been winegrowers in California's Napa Valley since the late 1970s. Their first effort, Harlan Estate, has established an international benchmark for the art of viticulture over the course of nearly four decades. It was in the early 1980s, in the early 1980s, that H. William Harlan discovered another place—an isolated area—while hiking along Oakville's southwest ridge.
The hidden expanse touched him deeply, but remained elusive until much later, when the Harlan family finally acquired it in 2008. The second generations of both the family and the winegrowing team gathered at this time to explore and work with the land, they began to make discoveries of their own. At the heart of this savage terrain, they found a powerful geological convergence that had shaped the country's craggy, rugged topography and created the conditions for an entirely exotic viticultural environment. Over time, they discovered that the dramatic landscape—just beyond the edge of the known—would slowly change them, eventually inspiring a new venture: Promontory. Eleven acres of the original vineyard have been preserved due to the interesting age of these Cabernets. Another 16 hectares will be replanted per plot.
The Promontory wines may only be offered to private customers and Catering and Price of the wines are on request.