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Angwin

Your gateway to Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley

Angwin sits just below the summit of Howell Mountain. Rising to the east of Napa Valley, Howell Mountain is one of the most storied wine-growing appellations in the world. Above the Valley fog, it drenches grapes in sun and cool mountain air, and its rocky soil forces the vines to root deeply in search of water. This combination creates the amazingly intense, complex flavors for which Howell Mountain wines are famous.

At about 1800 feet, the tiny town of Angwin sits astride a single crossroad, home to a small shopping center on one side and the campus of Pacific Union College on the other.

 
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Once you get to Angwin...

Though there's not a single restaurant or hotel here, wineries in Angwin are plentiful and well worth the drive up The Hill, as the locals call it. For a classic wine tasting experience and views that stretch from St. Helena to Calistoga, stop by Burgess Cellars. At the lower edge of Angwin, Cade offers highly rated wines in a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly winery with a strikingly modern design.

 

A little Angwin history

The town of Angwin is named for Edwin Angwin, who purchased 200 acres on Howell Mountain in 1875 and established Angwin Resort. A community began to emerge with the success of the Angwin Resort. In 1909, Healdsburg College moved from its location in Healdsburg, CA when it purchased the Angwin Resort to open Pacific Union College.

 

Explore Angwin

Explore wineries located in Angwin