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Diamond Mountain Wine Country

Diamond Mountain wineries are most famous for producing age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. Growing vines on the unfertile, steep slopes of Diamond Mountain takes considerable skill and perseverance. Diamond Creek and Lokoya Winery are two of the cult Diamond Mountain Wineries. Wine tours and tastings generally require appointments on Diamond Mountain.

In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain’s warm climate supports Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. Even some white grapes are planted in Diamond Mountain Wine Country; mainly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

The terrain of Diamond Mountain Wine Country is made of ancient volcanic ash. Over the ages, the ash has decomposed and most of the minerals have been leeched out, making the soil exceptionally unfertile. The small, thick-skinned grapes that are produced in these vineyards make the characteristically big Cabernet Sauvignons that Diamond Mountain Wineries are famous for.

Diamond Mountain Wine Country was a magnet for pioneering vintners. Early winemakers were drawn to the rugged, beautiful terrain. Because of the region’s unique growing conditions and history of wine production, it was only natural to differentiate itself from the rest of the Valley. In 1999, Rudy von Strasser led the effort to acquire AVA status for Diamond Mountain Wineries.

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