June 15th, 2013 at the historic Charles Krug Winery in St Helena the Howell Mountain Vinters and Growers Association will hold it’s annual “Taste of Howell Mountain” to benefit the Howell Mountain Education Foundation.
First a little background for those of you who don’t know Howell Mountain (you’re missing out!!)
The Howell Mountain American Viticultural Area (A.V.A.) was created way back in 1983 and was only the 2nd sub a.v.a of Napa valley at the time. There are now 16 sub a.v.a’s of Napa. Howell mountain is located in the north east corner of Napa valley in the Vaca mountain range. It overlooks St. Helena to the west and the Pope Valley to the east. The mountain’s cooler climate, elevation (above the fog of Napa) and volcanic soil contribute to a flavor profile that is quite different from the fruit of the valley floor.
Some of Napa’s most respected producers hail from Howell Mountain including Robert Craig, Robert Foley, Randy Dunn, as well as new stars (relatively new) CADE, Outpost and O’Shaughnessy. And of course, I can’t forget Black Sears Vineyard.
The Taste of Howell Mountain 2013 will be held on the grounds of the historic Charles Krug Winery, at the old carriage house. The event’s goal is to raise money for the Howell Mountain Education Foundation. This is an interesting irony being that the town of Angwin on top of Howell Mountain where the school is located is a dry-Seventh Day Adventist community.
There will be a live and silent auctions of rare library wines including an 18 year vertical of Magnums from Dunn Vineyards!
For tickets click HERE