Stony Hill Vineyard

2016 Chardonnay
Spring Mountain District

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 53
Vintage: 2016

Stony Hill Vineyard

Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • This is the first time in our 64-year history that we have produced a Reserve Chardonnay
  • We picked our best fruit from our first-planted vineyards, Blocks One and Two
  • We captured only the free-run juice; fermented and aged in our oldest barrels
  • Still our classic restrained style with no malolactic fermentation and neutral French oak


This is a project we have been wanting to do for a very long time. In our 64 years, this is our first Reserve Chardonnay. We picked the best fruit from our two original (and favorite) vineyards, Blocks One and Two. We captured only the free run juice, which was fermented and aged in our oldest barrels. Stylistically, we have not wavered from our classic restrained approach; we've just captured the best of the best.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Michael Chelini

Winemaker, Stony Hill Vineyard

Winemaker, Michael Chelini

I started making wine with my grandfather in Sonoma at the age of 6.

My commercial winemaking experience began at Sterling Vineyards working for Rick Forman in 1969. In 1971 I moved to Stony Hill Vineyard to become vineyard manager, and in 1973 I also assumed the role of assistant winemaker to Fred McCrea. When Fred died in 1977, I became the winemaker and vineyard manager, a position that I still hold today.

Country born: United States

Education: Sonoma State College
Fresno State Viticultural School

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Make food-friendly wines that highlight the terrior of our mountain vineyards.

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