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Alta Max

Alta Max

Established 2011

We are a small family owned and operated vineyard/winery.  When founders Fred & Nina Oliai first laid eyes on the 90+ acre ALTA vineyard in 2008, they instantly recognized the magic, and the amazing potential of the site.

We maintain a deep respect for the land at ALTA vineyard, tilling the soil as little as possible, and restricting the use of chemicals and fertilizers. Intense farming,gentle fermentation and old world cellar practices all combine to yield exceptional results. Alta barreled its first harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2009 and sold a very limited amount when it was released in the Fall of 2011.

In 2011 we decided to extend our passion for making great wines from truly exceptional vineyard sites, our old world fermentation methods, and a minimum of intervention in the cellar to producing a Sauvignon Blanc wine. Our first vintage produced from the Block 4 vineyard in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley is now available for sale.


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4110 Atlas Peak Rd,
Napa, CA,


About The Winemaker

At ALTA Wines, we take a hands-on approach to our craft each step of the way, from the vineyard to the barrel to the bottle. We strive to produce high quality premium wines at a reasonable price.  From farming methods that sustain the rich and bio-diverse ecosystem of the ALTA vineyard to the organically farmed Heitz vineyard with its hillside sandy soils in the Pope Valley district, we believe that the most important part of winemaking happens in the vineyard.  Hand picking and gentle fermentation techniques are essential to creating the outstanding, artisanal wines ALTA is known for.   Our ultimate objective is to make delicious and luscious wines that are complementary to food.