Grüner Veltliner is certainly not very well known generally and very little is found in Napa vineyards. But the Small Block Grüner Veltliner from our little secret located on the higher reaches of Mount Veeder is truly memorable, with racy acidity and flint-like minerality, rich with aromas of lemon verbena on a spring day, and hints of lime zest.
At a Glance
taste + style
“Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape in Austria, however, very little is found in Napa Valley. Our little vineyard on the higher reaches of Mount Veeder allows for mid-to-late ripening producing vines that are very fruitful, with small, greenish-yellow berries. The grapes create a wine with racy acidity and flint-like minerality, followed by aromas of lemon verbena on a spring day and hints of lime zest. There’s a mélange of flavors, ranging from citrus to Granny Smith apples teamed with peach and ripe green melon. Well chilled, it’s a wine that makes a refreshing statement. ” -Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
The steep mountain slopes and higher elevation vineyards of Mount Veeder take advantage of the cooling marine influence from the San Francisco Bay, providing cool afternoon breezes and warmer nights that create microclimates and produce rich mountain fruit of distinct character.
Food + Wine Pairing
“Wonderful as an aperitif, Grüner Veltliner sports acid that will stand well with steamed fish sauced with rich capers. Asian inspired dishes also come to mind, the spicier the better. A favorite salad is arugula and goat cheese with honeydew melon and tart apple slices.” -Chad Hendrickson, Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.