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Spring Mountain Vineyard

The Californian winery is located in St. Helena in Napa Valley. Its origins date back to 1894 when a large plot of land was purchased and subsequently named "Miravalle". In 1974 the real estate agent Mike Robbins bought the property and built the "Spring Mountain Vineyard" winery. His Chardonnay produced there became a cult wine in the 1970s. At the legendary Paris Wine Tasting in 1976, the "Chardonnay 1974" took fourth place, leaving behind renowned wines from Burgundy and California. From 1981 onwards, the TV series "Falcon Crest" was shot at the winery. As a result, the winery got into financial problems and was acquired by the banker Jacob Safra in 1992. He expanded the property by purchasing the Chateau Chevalier (est. 1891) and Draper Vineyards (La Perla, est. 1873). Today, the estate covers a total of 338 hectares, of which 90 hectares are planted with vines, consisting of 135 plots. The red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Malbec(Cot), Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir and Syrah are cultivated, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. The wines are produced in the "Current Releases", "Library Wines" and "Reserve Wines" lines.

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