Enchanted Hills is minutes from some of the most renowned vineyards in the world. Use your stay at Enchanted Hills to discover the flavors of wine country. Located in the Mt. Veeder appellation, The Hess Collection, Paratus Vineyards and Mt. Veeder Winery are some of the local world-class wineries where tasters can enjoy premium wines.
Mount Veeder is a one-of-a-kind appellation because of its wine production severely limited by nature. These constraints lead to low yields and deep flavors. Mount Veeder has:
The longest growing season and the lowest yields of Napa Valley.
Situated above the fog, with extremely steep slopes, the area has shallow topsoil and minimal water retention. This results in tiny berries, with intense flavor concentration yet soft tannins.
Due to the rugged conditions, virtually all vineyard work is done by hand.
It is the only hillside appellation in Napa Valley that benefits from the cooling influence of San Pablo Bay
Viniculture began on the mountain as early as the 1860’s. Over 30 vineyards are located on Mt. Veeder. Most are quite small production. Some of the labels to look for are O’Shaughnessy , Mt. Veeder Winery, Marketta, Renteria, Robert Craig, Y Rousseau, and Yates Family Vineyards. The only one with a tasting room that is open to the public is the Hess Collection. Like most of the mountain’s wineries, Hess is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.
A leader in sustainable practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy: “Nurture the land; return what you take.” In addition to award-winning wines they have an impressive and extensive private contemporary Art Museum. Many of the mountains other wineries can be visited for tasting and tours by appointment. To learn more about the appellation and its winemakers visit www.mtveederwines.com