Mount Veeder AVA
EDUCATION

Mount Veeder

Summary:

The Mount Veeder AVA produces very ageable wines in a rugged region where most grapes are hand harvested due to its steep slopes and rugged terrain. Vines produce tiny berries, showing intense flavor concentration, yet soft tannins.

Location:

Southwestern Napa Valley AVA, slightly Northwest of the city of Napa

Climate:

Some of the coolest temperatures in the region, Mount Veeder has the longest growing season and the lowest yields of any sub-AVA within the Napa Valley. 

Soil:

Sedimentary, from an ancient seabed that was pushed up when the continent was formed

Popular Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel

Noteworthy:

This was the first sub-AVA to produce Petite Verdot. Now, most of the Petite Verdot made in Napa Valley come from these cuttings.

Featured Wineries in Mount Veeder AVA:

Angelo Cellars, Lampyridae VineyardsMarketta Winery

Mount Veeder AVA