As its name suggests, Family Home rests upon the very piece of land where Tom Gamble’s childhood days were spent. A rocky volcanic plot perched on a knoll top in Oakville, unmistakably distinct in its terroir, was where the family built its home. It offers sweeping views of some of the valley’s most coveted vineyard sites – from a vantage point Tom has known his whole life.
His roots go deep in this soil. This precious land is where Tom spent his childhood days – when summer afternoons grew into evenings playing on the Family Home hillside. In 1997, Family Home was planted to 3.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337, a French clone from Bordeaux yielding tiny berries of exceptional color and flavor intensity.
The vineyard knoll is divided between north-west and south-east facing slopes. Both are rocky with free draining soils, ensuring full ripeness under challenging growing conditions. The slopes are separately harvested to offer a contrast of flavors and textures. After aging the lots independently, our final blend comes together to form the full, complex Family Home Cabernet Sauvignon.