1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Mount St. John, California, USA

Photo (c) 2006 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy)

Mount St. John overlooks the central Napa Valley winegrowing towns of Rutherford and Oakville, its waters and sediments contributing to their fields' particular terroir. It is a distinct peak in the Mayacamas Mountains that flank the valley on the west, composed largely of marine sedimentary rocks. This view is from Mount Veeder Road just after harvest. For deeper insight into the relation between Napa's rocks and wines, see The Winemaker's Dance by geologists Jonathan Swinchatt and David Howell.

Back to the Gallery of Peaks

Subscribe to the Newsletter

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.