Fact Sheet

Location

Napa Valley, west of Napa and Yountville, within the Mayamas range. The only one of the five Napa Valley hillside appellations that adjoins the cool Carneros district.

Total Area

16,000 square acres (64.7 km2)

Acres under Vine

about 1,000 (400 hectares), 64% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cases Produced

approximately 40,000 per vintage, about 1.3% of total Napa Valley production

Highest Vineyards

2,400 feet (Mayacamas)

Highest Winery

2,100 feet (Sky Vineyard)

First Wine Recorded

1864 by Captain Stelham Wing, from today’s Wing Canyon Vineyard

AVA Established

1993

Wineries

22 member wineries producing wines from Mount Veeder grapes

Growers

approximately 20

Soil Types

primarily rocky, clay seabed, with areas of volcanic soils and other variations

Top soil depth

typically 24 inches to less than 12 inches

Vineyard slope

varies, typically 10°-30°