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Producer profile: Mount Eden Vineyards

You might find boutique wineries of a higher profile in California, but since its Pinot Noir was served at last year’s Royal Wedding, Mount Eden Vineyards has stepped firmly into the spotlight. Elin McCoy meets the husband-and-wife team behind its success...

A week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last year, Jeffrey Patterson, owner and winemaker of California’s Mount Eden Vineyards, learned that the royal couple had served one of his Pinot Noirs at their wedding reception.

Scroll down for Elin McCoy’s picks: the best of Mount Eden Vineyards

‘It was like a judgement,’ says Patterson. ‘We were out front on the world stage.’ With Mount Eden’s long, layered, 75-year history and critically acclaimed, terroir-driven wines, it totally deserves to be there.

See Elin McCoy’s picks: the best of Mount Eden Vineyards

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