Our sixty-acre vineyard in Oakville on Dwyer Road has been farmed by Rawson Kelham for the last thirty-five years. This viticultural treasure at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range is perfectly suited to produce ultra premium grapes. In the past, vinters from Duckhorn, Cakebread, Mondavi, and Beaulieu utilized the premium grapes for their fine reserve wines.
In 1998, Rawson and Susanna Kelham rebuilt the old Shadow Brook Winery on Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena. After three years, the ten-acre facility is now planted with seven acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and a new winery facility is being constructed.
Hamilton and Ron Nicholsen, the winemakers, grew up in the Napa Valley and developed a passion for wine. They have been closely involved with several different wineries and made home wine for several years prior to developing their own label. After graduating from college, Ron in architecture and Hamilton in hotel restaurant management, they pursued their goal to build a family winery and produce fine wines.
Kelham Vineyards wines reflect the unique character of the soils and localized climate which has made Oakville one of the most acclaimed appellations in the world for Bordeaux varieties. Controlling the vineyard, harvest, and winemaking allows us to create wines with consistency and quality. We want to make every bottle a memorable experience.
We look forward to your visit at our beautiful vineyards and winery!