Atlas Peak is located in Napa Valley on the western slopes of the Vaca Range, which separates the Napa and Sacramento Valleys. With an elevation of 2663 feet, it is the most prominent peak in the region. Vineyards were first planted on Atlas Peak in 1870 with steady growth over the next 30 years.
Atlas Peak Vineyards was founded in 1987, 5 years before the AVA was designated, with the intent to make world class wine. High altitude vineyard location, specific soils & climate proved to be very conducive for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon and this varietal is our primary focus.
The inspiration behind the label is all about Greek mythology. Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the heavens or the sky for eternity. Atlas also played a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes, Heracles (known as Hercules in Roman mythology) and Perseus. According to Greek legend, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth.