Vineyard Philosophy

Mountain Fruit

Palmeri is all about mountain fruit. Most of the vineyards our family designates for Palmeri rest above 1,000 feet, yielding a more balanced growing season. In hotter years the grapes experience a more temperate climate at high elevation, where in colder years the temperature is warmer atop the mountains, offering protection from the frost found on the valley floor. The soils found in the mountains are well draining and extremely low in nutrients which produces grapes that are generally more flavorful, show more complexity and produce more age worthy wines.