Atlas Peak appellation is found on the western slopes of Napa’s Vaca Range. At an elevation of 2663 feet, it is the most prominent peak in the region. Vineyards were first planted on Atlas Peak in 1870 and grew steadily over the next 30 years.
Atlas Peak was founded in 1987, 5 years before the AVA was designated, with the intent to make world class wine. High altitudes, specific soils & a unique climate proved to be very conducive for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon, our hero varietal.
The label draws inspiration from ancient Greek mythology, namely the story of Atlas; a Titan condemned to hold up the sky and heavens 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.