On a particularly foggy day in Napa, heading to Atlas Peak allows you to escape the fog and get a great view of the entire valley. The ruggedly stunning appellation is Napa's most highly elevated, making it a unique spot to taste wines, and survey sweeping vistas.
Towering about the hills of Stags Leap, take winding Soda Canyon Road and Atlas Peak Roads into the heart of Atlas Peak, where wineries don't line the roads but instead are tucked-away on the slopes. The combination of the sunny West-facing slope, volcanic soils, and steep afternoon temperature drops result in grapes that maintain excellent acidity. Atlas Peak is mostly known for the Zinfandel, though vineyards see some success with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Grapes have been growing in Atlas Peak for well over a century. Well-known winery William Hill Estate
makes for a good place to start your exploration of Atlas Peak wines.