Spring Mountain Vineyard is a 225 acres (0.91 km2) vineyard consisting of 135 different vineyard blocks scattered over the 845-acre (3.42 km2) estate in California's Napa Valley. Spring Mountain Vineyard achieved international recognition when it achieved fourth place among French and American wines at the historic Judgment of Paris wine competitionin 1976.
Winery And Vineyards :
The elegant Victorian mansion, known on the estate as Miravalle, was commissioned by Mexican-American businessman Tiburcio Parrott in 1884, and designed by architect Albert Schroepfer. Schroepfer designed several other homes in similar elegant style, for example The Rhine House at Beringer Winery. The original winery and cave was also established in 1885 by Parrott. The current vineyards are on the eastern slope of Spring Mountain at elevations varying from 400 feet (120 m) to 1,700 feet (520 m).
The estate now includes four adjacent vineyards including the 435-acre (1.76 km2) La Perla, 257-acre (1.04 km2) Miravalle, 120-acre (0.49 km2) Chevalier, and 33-acre (130,000 m2) Streblow (Alba). La Perla Winery and Vineyard were originally established in 1873 by Charles Lemme. The La Perla Winery building is still standing. This property contained the first Cabernet Sauvignon on Spring Mountain. The adjacent Chevalier and Miravelle properties were also established during the 19th century.