If you are one of the many Bay Area folks who forced yourself to hike the brutal sunny trail up Mission Peak in Fremont, California, but had no idea about the vineyard on the north side of the mountain… join the club! Not many people know about this hidden gem in the East Bay.
Mission Peak Wine is a vineyard located at 1600 feet elevation in Fremont, CA, on the north side of Mission Peak in the East Bay Regional Preserve. Something that makes this location unique compared to other vineyards in popular wine country areas is that the water used to irrigate the vineyard comes from artesian springs on the property – no city water. Mission Peak Wines’ vineyard was planted between 2009-2011 and consisted of all red varietals including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. If you are a Rosé fan, you are in luck; the owners decided to make several cases of Rosé this year for the first time out of their 2020 Pinot Noir grapes.
If you prefer white wines over red wines, you’ll be happy to know the owners removed some Pinot Noir to make room for their first white varietal in the vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc. These young vines will be mature enough to harvest around 2022 and drink in 2023. If you plan on staying on the property at the Mission Peak Ranch Airbnb, you might even see some baby Chardonnay vines soon!
One question that is asked a lot is how can you purchase wine from Mission Peak Wine? Well, the wine is not available to purchase yet but the owners have started the process to obtain their license to sell their wine commercially. Also, Mission Peak Wine does not have tastings at this time. If you have an Instagram account, be sure to follow @MissionPeakWine as that is where you will find the latest and greatest news about the vineyard and property. The @MissionPeakWine account also includes beautiful posts of vineyard photography that will spruce up your evening Instagram scroll.
If you have any questions about Mission Peak Wine, be sure to send us a message!