As one may know, Gentle Reader, Yr mst hmbl & Obdt Svt is originally from California. I cut my teeth wine wise with the growth of California wine in the late 1970s and 1980s. It is, therefore, something of a shock to have discovered a vineyard and winery which has been making wines in Napa since 1947, which I had not actually heard of!
In The Press
With cutting-edge wineries, farm-fresh food, and sophisticated yet laid-back retreats, it’s no wonder Napa Valley has such enduring appeal...
The venerable Stony Hill is one of the Napa Valley's earliest wineries, established in 1943 with vineyards planted on a ridge astride Spring Mountain just north of St. Helena.
In 1952, the founders, Fred and Eleanor McCrea, added a commercial winery to their hillside property, a home for Fred to make chardonnay, riesling, gewürztraminer and semillon. It was built by Congressman Mike Thompson's father, Charles Edward Thompson, and the wooden winery doors were hand-carved by Fred McCrea.