Frias Family Vineyard was founded with the first official vintage in 1991. Manny Frias purchased 100 acres in 1977 and planted only 5 acres in 1985. They focus on producing the finest Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon along with a small production red blend, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. The operation is small, and family owned. Manny’s wife and grown children help carry out this labor of love by participating in nurturing the vines, blending, bottling and (of course) quality control!
The vineyard is located on Spring Mountain, a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. The area is comprised of only 8,600 acres, mostly unplanted, and is well known for producing bold Bordeaux varietal wines. The appellation is bordered by Diamond Mountain to the North, with the St. Helena Appellation to the South and East and Sonoma County to the West. Although Frias Family Vineyard is small, they have many different soil types which add to the overall complexity of the wines. The hillside vineyard is quite rocky with lighter colored clay and is a part of the Spring Mountain District Appellation. The lower vineyard is less rocky and comprised of red clay with one acre planted on volcanic ash and is entirely within the Saint Helena Appellation.
Winemaker: Todd Heth