Schweiger Vineyards Supports NYIWA
Since the early 1970s, Schweiger Vineyards has occupied a unique property at the top of Spring Mountain Road above Napa Valley known for its long history of prime viticulture. The rich, deep volcanic soils and unique microclimates are particularly favorable for Cabernet Sauvignon and other classic varietals. In the 1980s the vineyard that pioneered sustainable farming began producing and selling their renowned fruit.
For years, the Schweigers sold to the highly regarded Joe Cafaro, ZD, Newton and Stags Leap wineries. In 1994, Schweiger Vineyards became a bonded winery. The family began bottling under their own label, and under the direction of founder Fred Schweiger's son, Andrew, who learned his trade and honed his craft at several of the industry's top wineries. Since 1999 the family has been using 100 percent of their estate fruit for Schweiger Vineyards wine. Today, 35 acres of vineyards produce about 5,000 cases each year. The primary varietals continue to be Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, with micro-blocks of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petite Sirah.
The family is proud to support the New York International Wine Auction, a great event for a great cause. Their generosity is a strong part of their family traditions.