Fact Sheet


Napa Valley, west of Napa and Yountville, within the Mayacamas Range. The only one of the five Napa Valley mountain 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

2,550 feet (Lampyridae Vineyards)

Highest Winery

2,400 feet (Mayacamas Vineyards)

First Wine Recorded

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

AVA Established



35 member vintners producing wines from the Mount Veeder AVA


7 member growers

Soil Types

primarily sandstone and shale derived from old sea floor, with some volcanic soil at the highest elevations

Top soil depth

typically 12 to 24 inches

Vineyard slope

varies, typically 10° to 30°