Started in 1988 by two prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owners, Howell Mountain Vineyards and its wines have been an integral part of the emergence and development of this AVA in the wine industry. Today, led by Mike Beatty, grower of the famed Beatty Ranch, Howell Mountain Vineyards continues its focus on quality in the vineyards while embracing bioharmonic principles.


Highlighted Reviews


2013 Howell Mountain Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

Briary wild berry aromas open to complex, well-structured flavors of blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper. The tannins are big, but fleshy and ripe. Drink now through 2024.

92 points 

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2012 Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 

This is a beautifully lush, plush and structured mountain wine, layered in tensely focused raspberry, clove and vanilla. Surprisingly velvety, with soft, integrated tannins, it bursts in black pepper that lasts on the palate, inviting steak au poivre to join in. Drink now through 2020.  

93 points & Cellar Selection

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