What a journey you have taken to formal recognition, finally bursting onto the scene with great controversy and debate. Yet you have been a center attraction since the 1850's, residing at the base of Mt. Saint Helena with your uniform volcanic and low pH soils.
With a unique southeastern exposure in a valley predominantly south in exposure your climes are mitigated from the marine air more frequent in the lower Napa Valley. Yet growers and vintners knew this and selected plantings best suited to your conditions with results that have become hallmark.
Appellation America has entered its second decade on the web. Much has changed since the start, but the core focus remains characterizing the unique flavor profiles of North America’s appellations and the natural influences and human cultural forces which influence them.