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Poplar Hill Estate
3250 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

Poplar Hill Estate

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Dr. William J. Casey, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate, came to San Francisco to complete his training and establish a private practice. In 1975 he opened a new winery in St. Helena, which he named St. Clement in homage to his ancestors who arrived in the new world on two ships, the Ark and the Dove, in 1634. On the first land they touched they gave thanks to St. Clement, the patron saint of mariners. This island, at the mouth of the Potomac River, later came to be known as St. Clement’s Island.

After twelve years of operating both the winery and his private practice in San Francisco, Dr. Casey sold St. Clement and built a Provençal-style home on Spring Mountain, overlooking the Napa Valley. Here he planted many of his beloved poplars and a grove of Tuscan “Lucca” olive trees. His wife Rachel, who has a horticultural background and is a master gardener, oversees the day-to-day operations of the olive grove and the estate gardens.

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