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Winemaker and founder John Giannini named Cresta Velia for his mother and grandmother. Cresta Velia’s inaugural vintage was the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and now also includes a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir label.  In 2016 another Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the project from Rutherfords Ithica Vineyard. 

Cresta Velia’s first Cabernet Sauvignon hails from Eagle Summit, a beautifully farmed hillside vineyard on Howell Mountain, overlooking Napa Valley. Thin soils underpinned by volcanic bedrock force the vines to delve deep in search of water and nutrients, producing wines with an ineffable sense of place.