Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 850 acre estate of forest and vineyard on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain which rises behind the town of Saint Helena. The vineyard occupies about 226 acres of the estate and is broken into 135 small and separate hillside vineyard blocks. Each small block and slope has a unique soil, exposure to the sun, and microclimate. Each vineyard block produces a unique wine, giving the winemaker a wealth of choices.
The property produces a traditional Bordeaux red blend as its primary wine. The wine is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with small components of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A small quantity of white wine is produced from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle du Bordelais. Syrah and Viognier have recently been planted on the lower slopes. The first Syrah was released from the 1997 vintage in August 2000. A small amount of Reserve wine is produced from the Bordeaux red varieties. It represents the wine from the best block of vineyard accented with a careful selection of other lots and other Bordeaux grape varieties to produce a wine that makes a bold statement about Spring Mountain.
The goal of the vineyard is to produce exceptional wines that show the power and depth of the mountain fruit, yet through gentle winemaking, possess elegance as well as strength.