You may be surprised to find that there are over 100 vineyards in Lamorinda. We find it is very appealing to make wine from grapes grown in Lamorinda, our local community. And it is a great place to grow them. Our temperature profile compares very favorably with some of the best winegrowing areas of Napa and Sonoma. Further, with our hilly terrain, Lamorinda vineyards are typically on hillsides for good drainage, a trait favorable to wine quality. The Lamorinda Wine Growers Association filed an application in 2013 to have Lamorinda be recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) due to its unique climate, topography and geology. The application was approved in 2016 and Lamorinda is now an official AVA.

We work closely with several local growers each year who are also interested in making the best wine possible. This leads to practices that favor quality as we work in partnership to make incremental improvements in the vineyard and learn how each vineyard responds in the cellar.

Isabelle's Vineyard
This, our largest vineyard partner, produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese just outside Moraga, within the new Lamorinda AVA. On a steep hill side with a moderately cool temperature profile, these well balanced, low yielding vines produce great color and depth of flavor.

Mary Leigh's Vineyard
Mary Leigh's sloping vineyard produces Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Located in Moraga, a cooler portion of Lamorinda, it is perfect for Chardonnay and a bit on the cool side for the reds. The result has been award winning wines. The Chardonnays have been well structured with a great balance of fruit and acid. Reds have produced excellent depth in warmer years and more nuanced wines in cooler years.

Jon's Vineyard
Jon is Mary Leigh's neighbor. The vines are close enough that if you took down the fence it would look like one vineyard. It should come as no surprise, then, that Jon's vineyard has also produced award-winning wines. We are very glad to have his Sangiovese, Merlot and Chardonnay to pair with Isabelle's and Mary Leigh's grapes

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