Napa Valley's Mount Veeder AVA is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Factor in a partnership with acclaimed Winemaker Aaron Pott and you have something really special.
At the highest point on Mount Veeder you’ll find Lampyridae (lamb-PEER-ah-day) Vineyards, a property overlooking the Napa Valley floor at 2,500 feet in elevation. Purchased by John and Ashley Derr in 1998, their vineyards are planted to 8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 acre of Syrah, 1 acre of Grenache and 1 acre of Zinfandel – the couple’s favorite wine! Situated high above the fog layer, the cooler days and warmer nights provide ideal ripening conditions for their premium wine grapes. In addition, the combination of elevation and volcanic ash soil results in low yields and produces wines of incredible complexity.