Explore La Huerta

August 12, 2021

Hailey Trefethen in the garden

At the center of our wine and food experiences are The Villa and La Huerta. Eugene and Catherine Trefethen’s former home, The Villa, is a historic Craftsman house surrounded by five acres of gardens originally planted by Katie herself. The Trefethen family opened up this formerly private space to host guests for our wine and food pairings, featuring produce from La Huerta, our vegetable garden just steps from The Villa. Containing over 100 edible varieties, it turns out over 17,000 pounds of produce each year, providing the raw ingredients for Chef Kennedy’s pairings as well as food for our employees and their families.

Take a walk through our garden with Hailey Trefethen.

Our Garden Gives Back

In 2008, we converted land next to Katie’s garden to become La Huerta, which means garden or small farm. Now under the leadership of Hailey Trefethen, it yields an astonishing amount and variety of produce. Over ten types of chilies and tomatoes are planted each year, along with multiple varieties of squash, beans, and melons. There are artichokes, onions, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, blackberries, raspberries, oranges, lemons, pomelos, kumquats, and kiwi, as well as countless herbs. La Huerta’s main purpose remains to provide fresh, healthy produce for our employees and their families. It now also supplies produce for Winery Chef Chris Kennedy’s exceptional wine pairings.

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