Experience the fine and rare wines of Mt. Veeder!
Karen Crouse, owner of Mt. Veeder Magic Vineyards, will be featuring four Napa wineries who produce wine in the Mount Veeder Appellation (Napa Valley). Some of these wines are already listed as sold out, or have been offered to ESB exclusively. Wines will be available for purchase at the event.
Robert Craig Winery
2012 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Trinity Blanc
*A very limited wine and Progeny is offering ESB access to it exclusively. It will be released in Spring 2020
2015 Progeny Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Hess Collection Winery
2017 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Chardonnay
2017 Hess Collection Gruner Veltliner.
2016 Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee
Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards
2014 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
*Sold out to the public
2012 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
In a reception style setting, ESB members will taste through these 12 extremely limited production wines with representatives from the wineries. Mount Veeder wines are rare, comprising a mere 1% of the total production of Napa Valley. These top-rated wines reflect the distinctive flavor profiles of this one-of-a-kind region. The hosts are principals from iconic vineyards and wineries in the Mount Veeder Region, and these vintners are honored to share their wines with you. Many of these rare and “sold out” wines will also be available for purchase at this event. Also, see the very special Magic Vineyards wine opportunity at the bottom of the page*
For this special experience, Chef Pierre “PA” Tremblay will be crafting appetizers for all to enjoy along with the wines. We are extremely excited to have Chef once again share his talent with ESB members, this time pairing his creative approachable style with the distinctive flavors of Mt. Veeder wine. Chef has been a special part of the ESB family events including Winemaker Dinners, Cooking Classes, and Private dinners for members. Chef PA was the Chef de Cuisine of Julienne, and is currently in charge of the SBMS Culinary Department.
Warmed Baguette with Truffle Butter, St. Agur, Primadonna Gouda, and Charcuterie
Smoked Sockeye, Pistachio Gremolata
Pastrami Seasoned Seared Carrot, Caraway, Dill, Pickled Mustard Seed
Braised Shortrib Dumpling
Lamb Tartare, Pine Nut, Basil, 63 Egg Yolk, Potato Chip
Whipped Cheesecake, BlackBerry, Grated Dark Chocolate, Shortbread
The wines of Mount Veeder share the attributes of the vintners that grow them: a common deep expressive character, passion, and diversity. It is the varying mountain exposures and the individual craftsmanship of the winemakers that give each wine its own personality and style. The grapes’ distinctive profile is formed by the famous Mount Veeder terroir that gives each wine its natural structure and brings together the deep spice and rich fruit flavors that hold with age.
Mount Veeder red wines carry a deeply spiced, vividly floral, bramble berry, and minerality, while white wines share a mineral edge that is softened by rich stone fruit, often with a hint of citrus.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah predominate on Mount Veeder. However, there are at least 18 varieties grown on the mountain including uncommon plantings such as Carignane and Mataro
About The Mount Veeder Appellation
Mount Veeder, in the Napa Valley, is a one-of-a-kind appellation with wine production severely limited by nature. West of Napa and Yountville, Mount Veeder has been producing richly intense, age-worthy wines since the 1860’s. Mount Veeder grapes are rare and highly sought after in the wine industry. Mount Veeder wines are rare, comprising a mere 1% of the total production of Napa Valley.
The wines of Mount Veeder share the attributes of the vintners that grow them: a common deep expressive character, passion, and diversity. It is the varying mountain exposures and the individual craftsmanship of the winemakers that give each wine its own personality and style. The grapes’ distinctive profile is formed by the famous Mount Veeder terroir that gives each wine its natural structure and brings together the deep spice and rich fruit flavors that hold with age. Mount Veeder red wines carry a deeply spiced, vividly floral, bramble berry, and minerality. White wines share a mineral edge that is softened by rich stone fruit, often with a hint of citrus.Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah predominate on Mount Veeder. However, there are at least 18 varieties grown on the mountain including uncommon plantings such as Carignane and Mataro.
Here can be found some of the most rugged and difficult vineyard terrain in California, naturally limiting the number of acres planted on Mount Veeder. Vineyards are carved in small sections of the side of the mountain, with exposures in every direction available to the grower.
The steep, winding slopes (approaching 30° in many places) render shallow topsoil – a mere 12” to 24” – with minimal water retention in many areas, and low nutrient content, due to the steep runoff. The harsh setting demands that vintners and growers sacrifice all for their craft, with minimal help from machinery, significantly higher farming costs, and heartbreaking low yields (about 2 tons/acre). These conditions induce a stress into the vines that results in wines with pronounced depth, complexity, intensity, and variety that are unique to this appellation.
About Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards
A Rare Cabernet For Your Private Cellar
Mount Veeder Grapes are rare and highly sought after in the wine industry. Of all the wines produced in The Napa Valley, only about 1% comes from the Mount Veeder Region. A boutique Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon with your personal brand and your story is even more rare. Become one of a select few that have a Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards Cab in their private cellar. Only 25 memberships available per vintage. Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards is the only vintner offering authentic Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon with your personal brand and story. Your wine is hand crafted from 30-year old vines on Karen’s premium hillside vineyard. Karen is involved in every step of the process. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is on every wine lover’s bucket list.
Two levels of membership are available. Both options allow you the opportunity to add a premium Mount Veeder Cab to your collection. Membership is limited and designed for avid collectors and red wine lovers seeking to add a single vineyard Mount Veeder Cab to their cellar.
MVMV Membership Options
The Winemaker Membership – Purchase full (24 cases), half (12 cases) or quarter (6 cases) barrel’s worth of Karen’s single-vineyard Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon. Finished product is bottled ultra-premium Mount Veeder Cab with your bespoke label – Only 25 memberships per year available
The Collector Membership – A vertical selection of Karen’s Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards Cabernet is reserved for biannual allocation to MVMV Members – only 60 cases per year available
“My clients are well established in business with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Several are Forbes Gentlemen. They enjoy the finer things in life like excellent food and rare wines. They are from around the globe and from varying industries ~ banking, energy, entertainment, finance, insurance, medicine, and real estate. They all wish to have a rare wine with their bespoke label.
I truly enjoy working with each of my clients to create a Mount Veeder Cab that is worthy of their private cellar, a wine that they are proud to share selectively with clients, family and friends.” Karen Crouse
The Winemaker Membership Pricing:
Full Barrel (288 bottles)
Half Barrel (144 bottles)
Quarter Barrel (72 bottles)
The Collector Membership Pricing:
3-Bottle Offering – One bottle of each vintage $375
6-Bottle Offering – Two bottles of each vintage $750
12-Bottle Offering – Four bottles of each vintage $1500
Karen will make some of her library (sold out) vintages available to ESB. These wines will come from her personal cellar.ESB has been given early access to MVMV Winemaker Memberships and Collector Memberships!