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Mt.Vernon Winery

 
Mt.Vernon Vineyard and Winery is a small family owned and operated winery nestled in the grassy foothills of Auburn California. The Taylor family transforms Sierra Foothills Grapes into outstanding lush aromatic wines, with riveting fruit flavors fit for a President. The winery offers a majestic view and relaxing atmosphere.
Address: Auburn, CA, 95603    
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Mt.Vernon Winery
Believed to be the largest winery in Placer County since prohibition, Mt.Vernon offers an exceptional wine and many unique blends that will captivate your taste buds. Established in 1996 Mt.Vernon is pioneering the production of many foothill grapes including Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah Port, Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold Country Nectar and a Sur-lie aged barrel fermented Chardonnay is joining the Mt.Vernon Collection. The Winery and Tasting Room is open Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. In our friendly winery, you can relax and savor the true taste of our success!
The Estate
Mt.Vernon winery has the capacity to destem and crush wine grapes at eight tons per hour and our holding tanks can store nearly 10,000 gallons of wine. The wine cave is currently storing nearly 200 barrels of French and American oak aged wine. The harvest of 2002 will reap approximately 35-40 tons of crushed grapes. 2002 is the year of the first harvest of estate grown Zinfandel of 6 acres. The estate has plenty of room to grow with approximately 31 total acres. More vineyards are planned for the future.
The Fabulous Duo
The fabulous duo, otherwise known as Jim and Ryan Taylor, will be assisted by their long time friends from Napa Valley. The style of the wine making is that of the majority of the Napa Valley wineries however, over 90% of the grapes will come from the Sierra Foothills.This is an exciting and busy time for Father and Son team Jim and Ryan. Along with the crush, you can find them down at the cave bottling their collection of delightful wines or in the vineyards tending to the grapevines.
The wine
- 2006 Chardonnay
Medium bodied, this Chardonnay is bursting with apricot and pear fruit flavors and finishes creamy.
- 2006 Reserve Chardonnay
50% New French Oak gives this golden colored Chardonnay dusty vanilla aromatics.
- Mountain Red Wine
A blend mainly of Zinfandel, but also has a modicum amount of Primativo, Syrah, Cab, and Merlot.
- 2005 Rose of Syrah
Our first Rose wine ever produced. It has a beautiful deep red color, with strawberry spices and a dry finish.
- 2005 Monarch Mine Syrah
A rich and full bodied Syrah and grown at the elevation of 2300 feet in the town of Forest Hill.
- 2004 Port
Violets with a dark chocolate finish!! Very viscous and thick, our new Port is made from the Syrah grape.
- 2004 Petite Sirah
Extremely dark, chocolate, ripe plum jam, with a robust fruit finish along with French and American Oak flavors.
- 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Brick red in color, our Cabernet Sauvignon has spent 25 months in mainly French Oak.
- 2005 Merlot
Fermented in both French and American oak, this wine boasts cedar box spices and tobacco notes.
- 2004 Barbera (Cooper Vineyard)
Espresso coffee notes with cranberry and black cherry currant undertones. Our Cooper vineyard Barbera is a deep rich California style wine that is grown from the well known Dick Cooper farms in Amador County.
- 2003 Blend
This magnificent wine consists of a third each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.
- 2005 Girly Man
(50% Petite Sirah/ 50% Syrah blend)This blend is made from our darkest most concentrated grapes.
- 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador County)
Dry farmed for over 50 years. We get these grapes from a third generation grower in the hills of Amador County from the Bowling Ranch.
- 2004 Cabernet Franc
Off the Clos-du-lac vineyard in Loomis (Placer County), this wine has a bouquet of sweet red fruit mainly pomegranate, plum, and strawberry.
- 2004 Estate Syrah
We harvest a little over 3 tons per acre off our Estate Syrah field. It shows great dark fruit characteristics of raspberries, plums and Violets.

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10850 Mt.Vernon Rd. Auburn, CA, 95603

Website: Mt.Vernon Winery  Mt.Vernon Vineyard and Winery is a small family owned and operated winery nestled in the grassy foothills of Auburn California.

 
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