Brokenrock, named for its remarkably rocky soil, is Bill Hill’s 48 acre home ranch. Perched on a steep, western facing slope, establishing this vineyard was a daunting, but, in the end, ultimately rewarding task. The hillside location, blessed with high drainage and low fertility soil, consistently produces wines of unusual intensity and concentration. The property, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, Is located on the Eastern ridge of Napa Valley at the foot of Atlas Peak, near Soda Canyon.
Bill Hill developed this vineyard in a true state-of-the-art fashion: it includes high density panting (over 2000 vines per acre), with the best clones grafted onto low vigor root stock, all at northwest to southeast row orientation. The resulting wines from Brokenrock exhibit intense color extraction ranging from deep garnet to purple-black, with rich ripe berry flavors and aromas.
There are many wineries that recognize the world-class quality of Brokenrock Vineyard, and source grapes from the vineyard, including Prime Solum, TETRA, Philippe Melka, Chappellet, Titus Vineyards and Paul Hobbs, to name a few.