Predecessor Estate

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  • Hours

    10 am - 4 pm
  • Tastings

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  • Tours

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William’s grandparents arrived in Napa Valley from Ireland in 1922 settling at the base of Howell Mountain later naming the area Deer Park after the family homestead from Ireland. They gravitated towards the well drained rocky soils. They were one of the original grape growers long before Howell Mountain became a world-renowned AVA.Tastings are held at our sister property, William Cole Vineyards in St. Helena. Producing less than 500 cases of exceptional wines from Red Lake Ranch. These intense wines are 100% varietal consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Inquire about our variety of private tasting experiences we offer.


Predecessor Estate Portfolio Experience

Portfolio Experience

This is our signature tasting where you can be immersed in all the varietals we offer from the mountain. You will get the opportunity to taste our single barrel Cabernet Franc and Merlot along with our Cabernet Sauvignon.

Predecessor Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical

Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical

A seated vertical tasting of our 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This is ideal for those who want to solely focus on our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and compare vintages to each other.

Predecessor Estate Winemakers

Meet the Winemaker

Cole and William Ballentine love to see you and tell their story. Generational winemakers who's family settled at the base of Howell Mountain they have tremendous insight on growing and making wine in this renowned appellation.

At A Glance

Red Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Petite Verdot


Predecessor Estate
2849 St Helena Hwy, St Helena CA 94574
(707) 963-6100
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