St. Helena-based Sill Family Vineyards has purchased Ardente Estate Winery, a Napa winery whose cabernet sauvignon has achieved notable accolades and top awards. The property consists of 24.4 acres of natural splendor set within the Atlas Peak Appellation.
"The complex influences that result in this vineyard's unique characteristics are embodied in the concept of 'terroir,' a term that aptly captures the elements of soil, slopes, climate, placement of vines, environmental and cultural influences in producing wine. We are thrilled to have secured this truly magical vineyard. It's the domain of some incredibly great cabernet sauvignon vineyards," said Igor Sill, vintner and winemaker at Sill Family Vineyards.
"Our purchase of Ardente Estate Winery, with its great mountain wines and incredible history, will provide our customers with old world style, exceptional cabernet sauvignon, Bordeaux style wines," Sill said.