On December 5, 1884, George Cook received title to what is today Smith-Madrone. This is an 1876 map of Napa Valley. Smith-Madrone is in the NE corner of Section 20.
1200' - 1900' above the floor of the Napa Valley, at the top of the Spring Mountain District appellation.
We proudly display the 'patent' signed by President Chester A. Arthur on December 5, 1884, attesting to Cook's purchase of the property. In an unusual historical twist, the Volstead Act was repealed on that same day—December 5---49 years later, in 1933.
"Cook's Flat" is the name we gave this vineyard block when we planted it in 1971
The grapes come from a spectacular ridge top vineyard block named for George Cook.
Cook's Flat Reserve • Smith-Madrone • Napa Valley Spring Mountain District • P.O. Box 451, St. Helena CA 94574 • 707-963-2283 • Acknowledgements