Lafond Winery & Vineyards, California

Award Winning Wines from Sta. Rita Hills

Lafond Winery & Vineyards (also owner of Santa Barbara Winery) produces Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay at the estate winery in Sta. Rita Hills. The 65 acres was first planted in 1971 at the western tip of the Santa Ynez Valley. The new winemaker Bruce McGuire had been working in the Napa Valley but heard of some exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir being produced in Santa Barbara County, the latter by Richard Sanford (see our producer ALMA ROSA), and one of his first suggestions to Pierre Lafond was to plant some Pinot Noir. The property is in the heart of Pinot Noir country, with soil and microclimates exceedingly favourable to that fickle grape variety.

In the spring of 2002, Lafond Winery releases its Sta. Rita Hill wines made exclusively from grapes grown in the Santa Rita Hills appellation. These 3 wines, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay immediately received 10 medals between them, and are still collecting new awards at every new vintage. We are very proud and happy to be able to present both Lafond Pinot Noir and Lafond Syrah in our assortment.

  • Producer: Lafond Winery & Vineyards
  • Winemaker: Bruce McGuire
  • Owner: Pierre Lafond
  • Area: Sta. Rita Hills, California, USA
  • Established: 1971
  • Number hectare: 99 acres of Lafond Vineyards + 37 acres of Buring Creek (all Pinot Noir)
  • Annual production: 134.000 bottles
  • ECO/BIO: No
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