Napa Valley's Mount Veeder AVA is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Factor in a partnership with acclaimed Winemakers Aaron Pott for their Cabernet Sauvignon and David Yorgensen to present the Lampyridae Vineyards Grenache, 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.
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.
On this week's episode of SIP we talked with Ashley and John Derr of Lampyridae Vineyards in Napa Valley.
Lampyridae is one of the highest vineyards on Mount Veeder, we shared photos and location info via Google Earth. Lampyridae has been growing premium wine grapes for the past two decades, sourcing fruit for the award-winning wines of Beringer, Handwritten, Fontanella, Kind Cellars and more. The wine-growing duo shared their story, talked about their partnership with acclaimed winemaker Aaron Pott, and we tasted their award-winning 2018 Grenache.
"Clearly the Lampyridae Vineyard is one of the best on Mt. Veeder." – Wine Enthusiast
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Region: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
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