Diamond Mountain AVA
EDUCATION

Diamond Mountain

Summary:

Located in a slightly cooler region, this sub-AVA is known for producing powerful, balanced wines that have the ability to age gracefully. 

Location:

Northern part of the Napa Valley AVA, just West of Calistoga

Climate:

50F-90F during growing season, which is more moderate than other sub-AVAs in the area

Soil:

Sedimentary, volcanic

Popular Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot

Noteworthy:

Though the first vineyard was planted here in 1860, the Diamond Mountain District did not receive AVA status until 2001.