Located near the top of Mount Veeder, Mayacamas Vineyard has been producing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for many years. The winery was originally built in 1889 by John Henry Fisher. The Fishers own 52 acres of vineyards that are planted between 1,800 and 2,400 feet above sea level.
Although vines have been planted on the property for over a century, the vineyard did not reach its full potential until current owners Robert and Elinor Travers purchased the property in 1968. They are credited with reviving the wine industry on Mount Veeder. Since the Travers took over operations, the property has been enlarged and new vines have been planted.
In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vines already planted, the Travers planted Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Because they are located high above the Napa Valley floor near the top of Mt Veeder, their vineyards get more sun exposure and colder nights.
This translates into smaller more intense grapes, producing wines with complex, distinct flavors. Today, Mayacamas Vineyards produces around 5,000 cases of wine per year.