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“Wonderful wine, setting and experience...don't miss it!”

Spring Mountain Vineyard
Ranked #41 of 118 things to do in St. Helena
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Owner description: Guests who visit Spring Mountain Vineyard will experience its artisan wines in settings of breathtaking beauty that reflect the history and ambience of a vineyard estate established in the 1880s. Its hillside terraces, historic caves and heirloom gardens still evoke an era when daily life was slow and tied to the land. SMV is family-owned, sustainably farmed and exclusively producing wines from its own vineyards on Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Hallmarks of its wines are concentrated color and flavor, distinctive varietal intensity, supple tannins, bright acidity and longevity. Its signature wine is Elivette, a Bordeaux-style wine carefully blended for structure, elegance and aging potential. Four tastings are offered, each with different selections of wines, to give guests the option to choose the experience which best suits their interests. • the Tasting Only, a standing tasting featuring current releases (45- 60 minutes)• the Estate Tasting, a seated experience featuring current releases and one library/rare wine selection of Elivette, our signature Bordeaux-style blend (90 minutes)• the Library Vertical Tasting, a seated tasting featuring a vertical selection of Cabernet (90 minutes)• the Explore Elivette Tasting, our most exclusive tasting, featuring five vintages of Elivette (90 minutes)Tastings other than the Tasting Only are held in our historic wine caves, in garden settings or in the historic chandeliered Villa Miravalle (subject to availability) and include an informative, guided walk around the estate. Visits are by advance reservation only. Please also note that due to legal restrictions and for the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we request that all members of the party be at least 21 and we are not accompanied by pets.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Celebrating our 15th anniversary was made even more enjoyable with a visit to Spring Mountain Winery. After saying he wouldn't join any wine club...my husband did join this one. We look forward to each shipment. The grounds are beautiful. We had a picture taken there printed on canvas and framed-and we love it! We hope to get back to the Napa area and will visit there again. Patrick made the wine tasting experience great fun too.

Thank 2db
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mtncab, General Manager at Spring Mountain Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear 2 db,
Thank you for the kind words.
We're pleased that you enjoyed both our wines and our "Little Piece of Paradise". Please come again soon.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

I was anxious before even getting to Spring Mountain because we were running late from another tasting/lunch but when we arrived to the winery, they were very accommodating. Audrey led us through the tasting and was very knowledgeable and honest about the wines, the vineyards, and the history of the estate. She poured us two different cabs to highlight two very different growing seasons and then the Elivette. Both the cab and the Elivette were delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by their sav blanc as well. At the end of the tasting, we asked if we could go into the caves and Audrey took us for a tour, showing us the new and old caves, maps of the property and how it's changed over the last hundred-or-so years, and also the sav blanc that they were bottling right then. The experience was both unique and educational (they have vines that are trellised differently than any of the others that I'd seen as well as incredibly diverse topography). Although expensive, I would definitely say that the experience is definitely worth it!

Thank Angela D
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

I went to a tasting a Spring Mountain today. It was an incredible experience. Patrick led us through our tasting. There was a wooden table set up under the trees with fresh flowers and gorgeous stemware. The wines were lovely and we learned a lot about wines and the production of wines. Out of the three vineyards that we have been to, this was the best.

Thank Jooody
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Spring Mountain was our first stop of the day on our "Spring Mountain" tour day and it was tough to top! The property is absolutely stunning, the staff was amazing (friendly and knowledgeable), and the wines... THE WINES!! Well, we joined the club and selected a custom order with over 2 cases. Truly amazing experience.

Thank Becca R
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

If you are passionate about wines and enjoy knowledgeable people who share your passion, this is the place to go. We started out sitting on Adorondeck chairs overlooking vineyards and the mountains - pretty nice. They make a variety of wines, but Cab is King. I admit to being partial to the Spring Mountain AVA, but these are beautiful long lived, serious food wines. Our host was Patrick who was generous, fun and helpful. Patrick has a wide knowledge of wines and enjoys sharing it. Reservations are required.

Thank Pinotpomeroy
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