About the Winery
Silver Ghost founder Weston Eidson’s great-grandfather, John Montagu, was an automobile pioneer at the turn of the 20th century. Being a British Lord and in Parliament, he was instrumental in much of the early automotive legislation and even had the privilege of giving the future King Edward VII his first car ride. As a close friend of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, Montagu’s secretary served as the model for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the “Spirit of Ecstasy,” which we still see on Rolls-Royce cars today. The Silver Ghost name comes from John Montagu’s favorite car, the 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.