Mount Veeder Winery
The Bernsteins opened Mount Veeder Winery in 1973. Of their 80 acres, only 35 of are planted with vines. This is due to the rugged terrain of the mountain.
Mount Veeder Winery’s vineyards are grown between 1,000 and 1,600 feet above sea level. These mountain vines produce concentrated fruit with distinct flavors. Being at this high altitude normally keeps the vines above the fog and exposes them to long, sunny days.
This translates into longer hang time for the grape clusters, concentrating the flavors even more. The trade off is a smaller yield. But this is no problem for Mount Veeder Winery, whose goal is to produce high quality wines, not necessarily a large volume.