The Rails Nap estate vineyard occupies 30 acres of hillside terrain, ascending toward the crown of Windy Hill in the Geneseo District of Paso Robles.
Hillside vineyards are coveted for their well-drained, shallow soils, which result in naturally lower yields and intensely flavored fruit. The porous sandy loam soils of our estate contribute to this effect, allowing moisture to drain freely and ensuring limited vine vigor.
The climate here is marked by pronounced “diurnal” temperature swings, whereby warm, sunny days are followed by cool nights and mornings. During the summer growing season, daily temperature swings of 40 degrees or more are not uncommon. The afternoon warmth allows for the development of ripe, full-flavored fruit, while the cooling effect helps maintain balance and structure.
We leverage all of these qualities with state-of-the-art viticultural practices. Each label of Rails Nap wine depicts the contours of our estate, reflecting the sense of place that drives what we do.