Schweiger Vineyards produces excellent mountain Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. Owner Fred Schweiger worked at Pacific Bell and in construction before establishing his vineyards in 1981.
At about 2,000 feet above sea level, the elevated property is above the fog line. The hillsides have volcanic, unfertile soils that are well suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. Schweiger Vineyards encompasses 35 acres of vines.
For over 10 years, Fred Schweiger only sold grapes to other wineries. He began producing his own wine in 1994, and stopped selling fruit in 1999. In this year, Fred’s son, Andrew, became the head winemaker at the family winery. Prior to this move, Andrew worked at several wineries including Trefethen, Cain Cellars, and Chateau St Jean.
Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Schweiger Vineyards grows and produces a number of different varietals. These include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Port, and a red blend called “Dedication.”