Mount Eden Vineyards

California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA | www.mounteden.com/

Mount Eden holds a unique place in California wine lore: one of the country’s most esteemed wineries, yet located in one of the state’s most criminally overlooked wine regions.

“This paradisiacal site, so isolated from all the bustle below, resists any winemaker’s attempt to impose rather than invoke character, and its history bespeaks a long legacy of distinctive vintages … While the wines may have changed stylistically, they always have been inspired more by personal, artistic ambitions than overtly commercial ones. That makes Mount Eden the quintessential California boutique winery, meaning not simply a small facility, but one in which wine is an avocation not a trade. Patterson and his wife Ellie have made their home on this ridge for [over] twenty-five year … For them, as for Paul Masson and Martin Ray, wine at Mount Eden is a labor of love and a way of life.”
Paul Lukacs, The Great Wines of America (2006)

“Mount Eden Vineyards… is an almost forgotten treasure. One of the most historical wine places in California, it … became one of the best-known vineyards in the United States for outstanding varietal wines from grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, at a time when most American wines were field blends. Today, without reaching for the spotlight, Patterson still crafts wonderful wines in a classic style and prices them far lower than what comparable wines from other regions bring.  I have drunk forty-year-old Pinot Noirs from this property that were positively extraordinary, and the Cabernets are even better.” 
Rajat Parr, Secrets of the Sommelier (2010)

“There is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz Mountains is the greatest and most overlooked terroir in the United States. Period. Actually, it is probably more accurate to distinguish between the eastern and western part of a mountain range divided by the San Andreas Fault. While quite different in terms of the characteristics, both parts of the mountains are capable of world-class wines. From the famed Bordeaux influenced reds produced at Ridge and other nearby estates to the extraordinary, age worthy Chardonnays and Pinots of Mount Eden … No other region offers the same mix of history, innovation and what appears to be virtually unlimited potential. To be sure, these hillside sites are capricious and hard to work with. But they are also capable of producing riveting, emotional, world-class wines.” 
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, Aug 2012

California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay

Mount Eden “Domaine Eden” Chardonnay 2013

Domaine Eden is a mountaintop wine estate purchased by Mount Eden Vineyards in 2007. It was initially planted with select Mount Eden clones of Chardonnay and...
California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Pinot Noir

Mount Eden “Domaine Eden” Pinot Noir 2014

Domaine Eden is a mountaintop wine estate purchased by Mount Eden Vineyards in 2007. It was initially planted with select Mount Eden clones of Chardonnay and...
California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends

Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 [6/cs]

The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA holds a special distinction: It is home to the only two estate-bottled mountain-grown Cabernets that are truly influenced by the...
California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay

Mount Eden Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 [6/cs]

In the late 1940s and early 1960s, Martin Ray planted six acres of Chardonnay vines propagated from a Burgundian selection grown in the famous Paul...
California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Pinot Noir

Mount Eden Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains 2014 [6/cs]

Martin Ray planted Pinot Noir at Mount Eden in 1945. The budwood came from Paul Masson’s original vineyard near Mount Eden. Because Masson was...