La Jota Vineyard Co. is an iconic Howell Mountain winery that produces distinct Bordeaux varietals from prestigious vineyards. The winery has rich historical roots that date back to the very earliest days of agriculture in this region.Owned by Jackson Family Wines since 2005, this historic winery has a long history in Napa dating back to when it was founded in the 1890’s. Located on Howell Mountain, overlooking Napa Valley, it is an isolated location with volcanic soils, high elevation, and a climate which enables the estate to produce wines of great fruit intensity, structure and ageing potential.
La Jota Vineyard winemaking tradition entails producing small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from low yielding vines located in the 28 acres of mountain vineyards and nearby W. S. Keyes Estate Vineyard.
Winemaker Chris Carpenter works with vineyard manager Mariano Navarro to nurture this unique terroir.