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OUR HISTORY

Proprietors Fred & Sally Schweiger have owned this land since the early 1960s. It’s not uncommon for visitors to meet them, along with their son, Andy, our winemaker.

Our style of winemaking comes from Fred’s passionate artisan vineyard methods, concentrated quality wine production and unique winemaking style reflective of our terroir. Due to meticulous viticulture practices, the dark red wines produced from our mountain fruit have intense flavors.

We are located in the Spring Mountain District Appellation on land with a distinctive micro-climate; 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 allows our grapevine roots to grow 25 feet deep, where the vines have access to water and the nutrients they need to produce quality grapes.

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Humble Beginnings

1961

Fred found an amazing parcel of land for sale at the very top of the Mayacamas mountain range. After several friendly meetings, he purchased the property, completely forested, for $250 an acre.

Planted 1st Vineyard

1979

Record high-interest rates put a pause in Fred’s construction business. Not being ones to sit idle, Fred and Sally decided to clear the land and plant and develop a vineyard on their own.

1st Harvest

1984

Our first harvest of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years, our grapes were sold to many of Napa Valley’s top wineries.

1st Vintage

1994

Sally and Fred work with their son Andy to create the first vintage of Schweiger Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Release of Proprietary Blend - Dedication®

2000

Schweiger expands into Sauvignon Blanc and our proprietary blend, Dedication®

Extended Family Wine Club Release

2001

We launched our Extended Family Wine Club. Over the years, several new wines have been crafted exclusively for our members.

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