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Peterson Family Vineyard

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Also known as Switchback Ridge...

In 1914, Eliza and Mads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property located on the floor of the Napa Valley at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon. The property, located just off the Silverado Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga, originally hosting a small Zinfandel vineyard. With the onset of 1920 Prohibition, the land was planted to a high priced plum orchard to jump in on the  cash crop of prunes. Slowly the plum orchards transitioned to vineyards, and by the 1990s grape vines were thriving on the property. The soils with plenty of drainage and a warm, sunny climate made the area perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah. There are currently 21 acres under vine, which includes a sixty-plus year old block of dry farmed Petite Sirah. The Peterson Family Vineyard otherwise known as Switchback Ridge is named for the winding trails in the hills above the vineyard that John Peterson explored as a child. Today Kelly Peterson continues the legacy that began with her great-grandfather,  over a hundred years ago.