Mt. Vedeer, Oak Knoll, and Coombsville 1 min read


This is an excerpt from Very Napa Valley Magazine. Click “Read More” below to view the story in its entirety.


Mt. Veeder appellation rests on an ancient seabed, boasting the hishest elevations in Napa Valley, reaching as much as 2,400 feet. Growring grapes here is a extreme sport, due to rugged, challenging and often limiting growing conditions. Plantable area is tiny, only around one thousand acres, making for the smallest level of production in Napa Valley. Yields are natually low, averaging 2 to 2.5 tons per acre, with the gorwing season being the longest. Most of the vineyards are hand harvested. Nestled next to Carneros, it’s a place of quiet splendor and haunting beauty, where the vast majority of the land remains undeveloped. Difficult access makes for an enchanted environment, largely untouched.


Ilona Thompson

Ilona Thompson is Editor-in-Chief at PalateXposure, a destination site for oenophiles, gourmands and luxury travelers. She also recently launched #Wine, a site dedicated to wines and spirits reviews, and #Photography, a site devoted to high-quality wine, food, and travel related photography.

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