Schweiger Vineyards

Windmill Block
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 129
Vintage

2018

Schweiger Vineyards

Windmill Block

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This lot is 100% sourced from our Windmill Block
  • Made by a father-and-son team with a combined 84 years of experience in farming and winemaking
  • 100% single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the earliest plantings on our Spring Mountain District estate
  • Aging for 34 months in 100% French oak to create a layered balance

This unique wine was sourced from our smallest block of Cabernet Sauvignon at the highest peak of the Spring Mountain District. When Fred Schweiger first purchased our property in 1960, his first task was to find water. With hand picks and shovels, Fred and his father, Anton Schweiger, hand-dug the first well on our property and constructed a windmill over it to pump the water in that same year. Today, this block produces some of our most intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, often being our final pick of the year. Longer hangtime gives the fruit deep color and tannins which winemaker Andrew Schweiger works carefully to bring into a layered balance. We are delighted to share this 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon with you, as this is the first time we are ever featuring this block as a single vineyard selection.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Andrew Schweiger

Winemaker, Schweiger Vineyards

Winemaker, Andrew Schweiger

Andrew Schweiger spent his early years in Sonoma County, California. He attended Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa where he was an accomplished musician, often performing with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma County Junior Symphony and numerous other musical groups.

Andrew gained a passion for winemaking early in life being surrounding by vineyards on the family property on Spring Mountain, high above St. Helena. While in high school, he spent summers working in a variety of capacities at local wineries, including Gloria Ferrer and ZD.

In 1988, Andrew started his formal training in winemaking at the University of California, Davis. While keeping a full schedule at school, he expanded his winemaking bag of tricks by working at various wineries, including Joseph Phelps and Trefethen Vineyards. Upon graduating with bachelor's degrees in fermentation science as well as microbiology and minors in viticulture and music performance, Schweiger set right to work at Chateau St. Jean, and a few years later at Cain Cellars.

When the time came in 1994 for Schweiger Vineyards to begin wine production, Andrew was able to balance his work load and oversee all the winemaking operations at Schweiger in addition to his full-time obligations. Finally, the big step forward came in 1999, when Schweiger Vineyards chose to stop selling fruit to other wineries, and Andrew took the leap to Schweiger Vineyards full time.

Andrew resides in St. Helena with his wife, Paula, and two children, Jerry and Megan. He continues to enjoy playing music, most notably with The California Repercussions. He also serves as consultant winemaker for Parry Cellars.

Country born: United States

Education: University of California, Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Making great wine to enjoy

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