Rich in winegrowing history.

Winemaking in these mountains dates back to the 1860s.

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, Sonoma County and Lake County—appellations at the untamed edges of mainstream wine regions that see more wildlife visitors than human ones. With elevations up to 3,000 feet, conditions here are tough for the vines. Thin topsoil forces the roots to burrow down deep into the rock to search for water and nutrients, producing wines rich in character, complexity, and elegance.