upon the Rutherford crossroad you'll see the fresh new face of a venerable name
on the Trail. Founded in 1881, Villa Mt. Eden is one of the few producers from
the early era in Napa Valley history that continues to make world class wines
Now located on Conn Creek, there is a stylish new tasting room and winery, where
not so long ago bears, deer and raccoon came down from the mountain to quench
their thirst .
In the days of the rancho, 'Mission' grape vines filled the vineyards, however,
by the time Villa Mt. Eden produced it's first vintage, new viticultural specimens
imported from Europe were providing winemakers with quality grapes showing nice
Today, Winemaker Mike McGrath bases his success on the excellent quality of those
grapes. "The challenge of winemaking in California is expressing the qualities
of each vineyard or lot." Meeting that challenge is a matter of experience or
vision. Mike has both.
Villa Mt. Eden Winery / 8711 Silverado Trail / Rutherford, CA / 707-963-9100