Mount Veeder Wine Tours
Snug against the Mayacamas Mountains and adjoining the cool Carneros area, the Mount Veeder region is known for its rugged forested terrain and low yields. Red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and zinfandel have strong earth-berry aromas and rich, but powerful flavors.
Some fantastic wineries in this appellation are:
Fontanella Family, Hess
Fontanella Family 1721 Partrick Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-1017
Sit, relax, and take your time to enjoy the wine; this is Napa without the crowds – except for the occasional deer, fox, or jack rabbit that traipse near the property daily. And if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of our winery dogs Riley, Payton and Burt Reynolds who will try and steal the limelight from the wine! We’ll top off your tasting with a sip of our rich dessert wine. Unique, personalized, special. This is Fontanella, come join us!
Hess Collection 4411 Redwood Road, Napa, California 94558 707-255-1144
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. The winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs while providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.