“I love the tremendous depth of concentration and great structure in Mountain Cabernet Sauvignons from the Napa Valley. I don’t think you can duplicate them anywhere else.”
ROBERT CRAIG Vintner
||Robert Craig celebrates three decades as a Napa Valley “mountain man,” producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons from vineyards in the highest, most remote reaches of the Valley.
He has been a pioneer in Napa Valley mountain vineyards and a visionary in creating a new wine style for mountain Cabernets that emphasizes ripe fruit, supple tannins, and early balance and integration.
During the 1980’s, Bob developed over 300 acres of vineyards on Mt. Veeder and served as general manager of the Hess Collection Winery. Along the way, he spearheaded the campaign to have Mt. Veeder designated as a special appellation district in 1990 and consulted on the Spring Mountain Appellation.
The opportunity to start his own winery in 1992 with three long-time friends was the realization of a long-held dream to hand-craft small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from great winegrowing appellations of Napa Valley. His first Cabernet debuted in 1995. In 2002, the Craig family completed a state-of- the-art winery located at nearly 2300 feet along the summit of Howell Mountain.