Jim has more knowledge about growing grapes in the cuff of his jeans than we could attain in a lifetime.
The Frediani family has been growing some of Calistoga’s best grapes for over 100 years—and Jim Frediani’s aptitude for growing? Well, we call him the Grape Whisperer.
You only need to spend about 5 minutes at the kitchen table with Jim and his mother, Jeanne, to understand what “salt of the earth” truly means. But don’t let that fool you. Jim has more knowledge about growing grapes in the cuff of his jeans than most would attain in a lifetime. Which is why Frediani grapes will continue to be the cornerstone of T-Vine wines for a long, long time.
The Frediani Vineyard is truly a museum of old vines and long-forgotten Napa Valley varietals. Smack dab in the middle of the valley floor, these vines sit in rocky gravel and bale clay loam soil and experience brutally hot days and chilly nights. This variance in temperature produces incredible lush, intense fruit. These unique conditions, in the hands of somebody like Jim Frediani, are the recipe for masterpiece after masterpiece.