We aim to produce, intense, focused wines from hillside and mountain grapes.
We aim to produce, intense, focused wines from hillside & mountain grapes.

Our Philosophy

At Highlands Winery, we aim to produce intense, focused wines from hillside and mountain grapes. We concentrate on two varietals from small select growers in the Howell Mountain region: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, and focus on making wines that are intense yet elegant. We use grapes from several vineyards located near the top of Howell Mountain. Grapes from these vineyards have contributed to great wines such as those from Dunn Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Cask 23, Duckhorn Vineyards, Cornerstone Cellars, and Ridge Vineyards.

We craft these wines by hand in small lots with great attention to detail. We age our wines in French Oak barrels for 24 to 30 months and carefully bottle them for your enjoyment.

Our Cabernet Sauvignons exhibit intense flavors on your palate, yet, the crafted elegance makes them delicious when they are young and as they age, the hand crafted complexities along with the character of Howell Mountain grape gives them the basis to develop beautifully over the next four to six years.

Our Zinfandels are renowned for the characters of red fruit. Reminiscent of spicy black pepper with hints of cocoa. They are powerful and mouth-filling wines with suppleness and finesse to soften the mouth feel and make them easy to pair with foods. Highlands Zinfandel exhibits elegance on the palate, and a pleasure to share at any meal.