Mayacamas Vineyards is situated in the Mount Veeder AVA (American Viticultural Area), which is one of the cooler and higher elevation regions within the Napa Valley. This location and the estate’s elevation provide unique terroir and microclimates for grape cultivation.
The vineyards were founded in 1889, making it one of the region’s oldest wineries. The estate has changed hands over the years and is now owned by Charles and Ali Banks, who acquired it in 2013. They have invested in renovating and revitalising the estate while maintaining its commitment to producing high-quality, terroir-driven wines.
Mayacamas produces classic and age-worthy wines, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The winemaking philosophy is centred on minimal intervention and a focus on expressing the unique character of their vineyards, using traditional techniques, including large oak barrels, to create wines that last and evolve over time.