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The Spring Mountain AVA is located within Napa Valley in California’s North Coast. The region is distinctly cooler than most Napa districts nearer to the valley floor, with vineyards located into the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. 
 
The first vineyard, La Perla Cellar, was planted in 1873 by Charles Lemme. This was followed in 1885 by Jacob and Frederick Beringer, who planted what became Beringer Flat. Others followed, some producing wines that went on to win national and international awards. 
 
As with most other districts in California, Phylloxera and Prohibition took their toll into the 20th century, and many wineries were forced to shut down and produce other crops to survive. Then in 1946, Eleanor and Fred McCrea established Stony Hill Viineyard and this lead others to follow their lead and slowly rebuild the wine region. AVA status was granted in 1991.
 
Spring Mountain is known primarily for its robust red wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel, with some Riesling and Chardonnay also produced. ~Amanda Schuster

 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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The Spring Mountain AVA contains about 1,000 acres of vineyard spread over 8500 acres of forested, generally eastern facing, slopes of the Mayacamas range rising above the small town of St. Helena in the center of the Napa Valley. On average, Spring Mountain is the coolest and wettest AVA within the Napa Valley. Because of shy production on the hillside, the total yield of wine each vintage from the AVA amounts to around 1% of the Napa Valley. There are about 30 winegrowers in the region. Among them are: Barnett Vineyards - Behrens & Hitchcock - Cain Vineyard & Winery Eeden Vineyards - Erna Schein Winery - Fantesca Estate & Winery Frias Family Vineyard - Guilliams Vineyards - Hollywood & Vine Juslyn Vineyard - Marston Family Vineyard - Newton Vineyard Paloma Vineyards - Peacock Family Vineyards - Pride Mountain Vineyards Ritchie Creek Vineyard - Keenan Winery - Schweiger Vineyards Scully Family Vineyards - Sherwin Family Vineyards Spring Mountain Vineyard - Terra Valentine - Vineyard 7 & 8 – Description from tommyterroir

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