Cain Vineyard & Winery

Picnic Tree — Cain Vineyard
2022 Red Table Wine
Spring Mountain District

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 71
Vintage: 2022

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Picnic Tree — Cain Vineyard

Red Table Wine
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • Some of the oldest vines in the Cain Vineyard
  • The first vines planted by winegrower Chris Howell, beginning in 1991
  • Classic Cain Vineyard aromatics
  • This could only be Cain


These vines are survivors - some of the few to survive the Glass Fire of 2020. High on the ridgeline at the far western edge of Napa Valley, this is our coldest site. This thin clay-shale soil grows a wine like no other, and it’s a delight to recognize here all the signature characteristics of the Cain Vineyard. Like the mythical Phoenix rising from the ashes, this is a symbol of hope, of life and of better things to come.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
  • Wine is produced in a Napa Green winery

Christopher Howell

Winemaker, Cain Vineyard & Winery

Winemaker, Christopher Howell

Chris Howell calls himself, Wine-Grower. He has dedicated more than twenty-five years to Cain Vineyard & Winery. His commitment to Cain stems from a realization that one can only learn from one vintage to the next, and that depth of knowledge of a single vineyard takes years to acquire. His focus is on fine wine-growing, following the process from vineyard into the cellar and finally to the glass. There are just two essential prerequisites for doing this, knowing wine and loving wine. In both of these, he remains a perpetual student.

Country born: United States

Education: My perspective has been informed by very many generous friends, colleagues and teachers, both in Napa and from throughout the world, who have shared their experiences generously. I thank them all.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
A confirmed traditionalist, with a New World perspective, Chris believes that winemaking is merely the corollary of grapegrowing. Originality is discovered in the vineyard.

Winery Distribution

Cain Vineyard & Winery is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Cain Vineyard & Winery Contact: Matt Strayer


  • Arizona ( Quail )
  • California ( Revel )
  • Colorado ( Breakthru )
  • Florida ( Terroir Selections )
  • Georgia ( Ultimate )
  • Illinois ( High Road )
  • Massachusetts ( Ruby )
  • Minnesota ( Maverick )
  • Missouri ( Vintegrity )
  • New York ( Banville )
  • Oklahoma ( Premium )
  • Texas ( Maverick )


  • Canada - Ontario ( Stephen Ranger )
  • United Kingdom ( J & B )
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