Diamond Mountain District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
At home on Diamond Mountain
The Diamond Mountain District provides an ideal terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, but for veteran winemakers Bill and Dawnine Dyer, it also provides safe refuge from the corporate life.
September 19, 2005
Bill Dyer says he came home to Calistoga one day in the midst of the harvest of 1991, which he calls “the crush from hell” at Sterling -- where he was the winemaker for 20 years -- sat down to pour himself a beer, and listened to his neighbors arguing. He had another brew and then turned to his wife Dawnine and exclaimed, “Let’s get out of here. Let’s move to the country.”