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Originally planted to mixed red varietals by German immigrants at the end of the 19th century, Laurel Glen vineyard was replanted in 1968 to Cabernet Sauvignon on the eve of a modern proliferation of vineyards in California. The grapes were vineyard-designated by Chateau St. Jean, and later provided the backbone of Kenwood's Artist Series for five years. In 1977, Patrick Campbell bought the Sonoma Mountain property and slowly increased the size of the vineyard.

Today, the 16-acre vineyard is farmed organically and planted entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively on the Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon clone, certified by the University of California at Davis.