Cervantes Napa Valley
It has been called Napa Valley’s last frontier. Just over the peak of Howell Mountain, alongside Pritchard Hill, is a place less-traveled yet full of promise.
Here, the adventurous Cervantes family pairs with a renowned team, including winemaker Andy Erickson. Winegrowers and designers share a dream to realize the full possibility of an unsung terroir. An 1,100-acre ranch weaves in and around five-acres of hillside vineyards. Remote, rugged, unspoiled, picturesque, and free. A land to be stewarded and shared like the wines it gifts. The Cervantes family makes wines of distinctive character from an uncharted place made by people on a mission.
Andy Erickson Winemaker
Andy Erickson has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 1994.
Solidly hooked after his first harvest at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Andy went on to study enology at UC Davis while working with Spottswoode and Saintsbury wineries. After receiving his graduate degree, Andy officially embarked on an early winemaking career that would span over ten years between Harlan Estate, Staglin Family Vineyards and Screaming Eagle. Moving from full-time gigs to focusing on partnering with individual wineries in 2003, Andy now has his hands in some of the most spectacular fruit grown in Napa Valley— currently Dalla Valle, Arietta—while also at the helm of his own brands, Favia Wines and Leviathan.
Additionally, Andy is leading the winemaking program at the historic Mayacamas Vineyards, while continuing to cultivate his predisposition for growing things, creating, building, cooking, fermenting, preserving, and of course, enjoying the end results from all of the above. Andy proudly lives in Coombsville, Napa Valley, with his viticulturist wife, Annie, and their two daughters.