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Waterstone Wines Spring Mountain

Founded in 2000 with an objective to “create luxury wines at affordable prices”, Philip Zorn and Brent Shortridge have come a long way towards achieving that goal. They own no vineyards nor any winemaking facility, but in view of their strong relationship with top growers and wineries, they have been able to bring about a […]

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Grand Spring Mountain District property that has been up and down over the years but is now producing wines of real style that are representative of the area. The estate vineyards total some 92 ha (225 acres) and owner Jacqui Safra has also acquired three adjoining properties, bringing the total size of the estate to […]

Sherwin Family Vineyards Spring Mountain

Small Spring Mountain property 600m (2,000ft) above sea level producing a top-class Cabernet Sauvignon. The 6 ha (15 acres) of vineyards are also planted to a little Merlot and Cabernet Franc to add complexity. Yields are kept tightly in check and cover crops not only protect the mountain soils but also aid ripening. Production is […]

Pride Mountain Vineyards Spring Mountain

The late Jim Pride established Pride Mountain as one of the finest sources of great Napa red and his family will continue this tradition. The vineyards here are characterised by a southerly exposure as well as mountain, volcanic and sandstone soils with a very high stone and gravel content, providing exceptional drainage. Quality is then […]

Newton Vineyard Spring Mountain

This well-established Napa operation is part of the expanding portfolio of Moët Hennessy premium wineries around the world which include the likes of CLOUDY BAY. The wines here have always been impressive and reasonably priced. At the lower level the decent Red Label Chardonnay is joined now by a red blend labelled Claret and red […]

Juslyn Vineyards Spring Mountain

Founded in 1997 by British expatriates, this is an impressive source of Cabernet that should be worth following. The Butlers’ 17 ha (42 acre) Spring Mountain property is the source of the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is rich and full, with impressive concentration and a fine cedary undercurrent adding further complexity. An additional Meritage […]

Fantesca Winery Spring Mountain

Tiny property producing initially just 400 cases a year of Cabernet Sauvignon from around 4 ha (10 acre) vineyard in the south-eastern reaches of the small Spring Mountain AVA. To this have been added a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir King Richards Reserve both from the Russian River, as well as a red blend All Great […]

Cain Cellars Winery Spring Mountain

This is a spectacularly sited Spring Mountain estate planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, which make up the flagship Cain Five – a medium-full, ripe, chocolaty and lightly cedary blend. The Concept, another meritage blend dominated by CabernetSauvignon, along with smaller proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is […]

Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain

The Barnetts have one of the most spectacularly sited properties on Spring Mountain, with steeply terraced vineyards at an elevation of 600m (2,000ft). Because they sit above the fog line they gain up to three extra hours of sunlight a day compared with the valley floor, providing for a long, even ripening period. The first […]

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