Dakota Shy purchased an estate in the heart of Napa Valley at the base of Pritchard Hill in 2014. Its history dates back to the 1850’s when George Yount took possession via the Spanish Land Grant. Beautiful redwood and magnolia trees dot the estate along with 1.2 acres of Italian and Spanish olives from which Dakota Shy presses their own oil. As Todd says, “there is so much soul here you can’t help but be moved by the beauty and history of the property." The estate is crucial for the future of Dakota Shy Wines, where in 2017 the completed winery will be home to the next generation of winemaking in Napa Valley.
It is known that only the best grapes make the best wines, period. Singularly the most important piece to the overall success of Dakota Shy has been the ability to secure some of the new and most exciting vineyards in Napa Valley: next generation sites sure to become legendary.
Dakota Shy sources grapes from all over Napa Valley: from the mountains of Howell and Veeder, to Pritchard Hill, the bench of Oak Knoll, and the stunning valley floor AVAs of Oakville, St. Helena and Calistoga. These sites offer unique and varied characteristics that Dakota Shy elevates to create complex, sophisticated and powerful Cabernets.