Proprietors Fred & Sally Schweiger have lived and worked on this land since the 1960s. It’s not uncommon for visitors to be welcomed by both in our tasting room, along with their son, Andy, Schweiger Vineyards’ winemaker.
Our style of winemaking comes from Fred’s passionate artisan vineyard methods, concentrated quality wine production and unique wine-making style reflective of our terroir. Due to meticulous viticulture practices, the dark red wines produced from our mountain fruit have intense flavors. We are proud to confirm the ageability of our wines — to 20 years — which is less than 2% of the world’s wine has the robust tannins to do so.
We are located in the Spring Mountain District Appellation on land with a distinctive micro-climate; we we do not get the thick layer of fog in the mornings as the valley floor vineyards do. This helps our fruit ripen with more sunlight. The complexity of flavors in our wines are attributed in part by the four types of volcanic soil on our property. We dry-farm our vines, which allow our grapevine roots to grow 25 feet deep, where the vines have access to water and the nutrients they need to produce quality grapes.