Exploring the Next Peak.

Harnessing the power and elegance of the Mayacamas Mountains.

The volcanic Mayacamas mountain range runs 52 miles southeast from Mendocino County, shearing through Lake, Sonoma, and Napa Counties on its way. Since 2015, Sam Teakle has been crafting exceptional wines from vineyards within Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma County —appellations at the untamed edges of mainstream wine regions that see more wildlife visitors than human ones.




Pine Mountain – Cloverdale Peak AVA

Remote, rugged, and extreme, Captûre’s Pine Mountain estate vineyard straddles the peak – a jaw-dropping 3,000 feet above sea level. Miles of unspoiled mountains, valleys and farmland stretch out below; above, there is only sky. The windswept mountaintop is like a moonscape, parched, and dry with fine volcanic gravel and rocky patches offering no traction for anything but desert brush and the hardiest grapevines. These brutal growing conditions naturally keep yields at just two tons per acre, pouring intense color and concentration into the fruit. This desolate place is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller blocks of Merlot and the United States’ highest elevation Sauvignon Blanc. We are just beginning to chart this land of the unknown, but it's already clear that this wild peak produces wines with uncommon character, grace, and stamina.