Said Jim Pride, "we manage our wines vine by vine."
This integration of vineyard practices and winemaking art is done purposefully. The goal is wines that are bold and fruitful, and that speak of their mountain lineage. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 170-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The casual tasting room sports two boards held up by old oak barrels. Beside the winery, the crush pad is bisected by a brick inlay that defines the Napa/Sonoma County line. Over 2,100 feet of subterranean storage winds naturally under the hillside, opening out into a glass-enclosed space overlooking the vineyards and the northern Napa Valley.