Fisher Vineyards was founded in 1973, when Fred and Juelle Fisher purchased 100 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western slope of Spring Mountain. There, they built a winery tucked in among the vines and Douglas Firs. The winery itself is a product of the estate, having been built from the timber that was cut and milled on-site and crafted into an award-winning facility by their good friend and architect, William Turnbull.
In 1976, the family found another 57 acres on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. The property runs from the Napa River to the Eastern Vaca Range, adjacent to the famed Eisele Vineyard, and is the source of our Lamb Vineyard Cabernet, Coach Insignia Cabernet and Cameron, Bordeaux Blend.
The mission of Fisher Vineyards is to grow and produce wines of consistent, world-class quality that express their unique mountain or valley heritage in the truest sense of terroir; the resulting wines should pay tribute to the land they are fortunate to care for, as well as each member of their team, which together will yield classic balance and style that transcends time.
After graduating from Princeton University in 1999 with a degree in American History, Whitney headed to California to see what the wine industry was all about. She spent her first summer working in the cellar as a harvest intern at Fisher Vineyards and never left. Whitney continued in the cellar for four years, working alongside winemaker at the time, Mia Klein. In 2003, Mia appointed Whitney winemaker. Today Whitney runs both the winemaking and winegrowing aspects of Fisher Vineyards and does not hesitate to tell everyone she has the best job in the world.