The Altezia Vineyard on Mt. Veeder

A high elevation site featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah on 13 planted acres purchased by Merryvale’s Schlatter Family in September of 2021.

Proprietor René Schlatter notes, “As our third estate vineyard, we are committed to a long-term estate focus for the brand and our wines”, he continued, “This stunning, high-elevation mountain vineyard fits perfectly with our estate viti-vini philosophy of 25 years, namely to grow and craft wines with elegance, texture, sense of place and balance.”

The Altezia Vineyard sits just below the peak of Mt Veeder, at 2,550 ft. elevation—the highest vineyard site on Mt. Veeder, and one of the highest in all of Napa Valley—featuring cooler days and warmer nights than the valley floor. With this narrower diurnal band, the growing season is extended, and the grapes ripen without sugar accumulation, which makes for wines that are very balanced—the hallmark of Merryvale wines for nearly four decades.