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Summit Lake Vineyards is a small, family owned and operated winery located high above the Valley floor in the Howell Mountain sub-appellation. Robert Brakesman, who planted the vineyard more than 40 years ago, continues to farm the ranch today with the help of his sons and daughter.

The distinctive soils and micro-climate of the vineyard location speak well to traditional Napa Valley varietals, which is what you’ll find here.

Learn more at www.summitlakevineyards.com
View our varieties below.


  • Summit Lake Zinfandel

    This wine is filled with character, deep aromas and a dynamic feel. Everything in this wine is held in great balance, making it a real delight. Pair with your favorite grilled meats, and decant for best results. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to progress for the next several years.
  • Summit Lake Cabernet Sauvignon

    This is a favorite Napa Valley Cab, precisely because it does not taste like your typical Napa cab. Bold, yet restrained and structured with rich layers of ripe black cherry, peppery blackberry and cedar notes that you would expect to find in a bottle of the finest French Bordeaux. This wine is the perfect balance of new world power and old world finesse. A great Cabernet with serious cellaring potential!
  • Summit Lake Zinfandel Port

    This is the port for people who love port and those who think they do not like port. The residual sugar, alcohol, and fruit are very well balanced, creating a wine that is smooth and silky in texture and full of luscious flavors in the mouth.Fortified with a neutral spirit (grain-alcohol) the purity of the zinfandel fruit is perfectly preserved. The best california port we have ever tasted! A must have that lasts and lasts in the cellar and after opening.

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