Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards
Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is a 60 acre property that is planted with 13 acres of hillside vines near the top of the Diamond Mountain AVA. Owner Peter Thompson dreamed of owning his own Napa Valley winery since a 1973 trip to the wine region. However, over two decades would pass before he realized his goal.
In 1995, Thompson bought an undeveloped piece of property on the prestigious slopes of the Diamond Mountain wine region. Planting his vines was a long and involved process that required a combination of back breaking physical labor and savvy bureaucratic interaction.
In this day and age, it is very difficult to get the necessary permits to develop hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley. But Thompson succeeded in not only getting the go-ahead for his vines but also succeeded in drilling an 850 foot deep well for irrigation.
Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is currently planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Because the soil is so unfertile on Diamond Mountain, grape yields are extremely low. Wine production is slowly increasing, but remains small as well. It is currently at around 1,200 to 1,500 cases a year.