Vineyards

The best from California’s vineyards make the best of California’s wines.

The Best of California Vineyards

Landmark Vineyards sources grapes from the finest vineyards in California, including Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties, to produce wines that capture the uniqueness of the region, appellation, and at the pinnacle, a single vineyard.


We source from vineyards that each claim a unique microclimate and soil composition. Through careful blending, our winemaker creates wines that balance and enhance those characteristics.The resulting blend is greater than the sum of its parts.

Landmark Vineyards

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Sangiacomo Vineyard

2

Rayhill Vineyard

3

Spring Hill Vineyard

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Charles Heintz Vineyard

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Escolle Road Vineyard

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Rodgers Creek Vineyard

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Flocchini Vineyard

8

Lorenzo Vineyard

9

Bien Nacido Vineyard

10

Solomon Hills Vineyard

  • Sangiacomo Vineyard

    AVA: Carneros

    Average Rainfall: 27 inches

    Elevation: 41 ft

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 64.2°F

    Soil Type: Clay loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    The Sangiacomo family has been farming the rich Sonoma soil since 1927. Mike and Steve Sangiacomo are the third generation of their family to do so, and few people can match their dedication or skill. The vineyard’s proximity to San Pablo Bay makes it an extremely desirable location for quality chardonnay, with early bud break, optimal growing-degree days, and cool nights.  The Sangiacomo vines produce grapes that can be found in out Kiser Chardonnay and our Damaris Reserve Chardonnay.

  • Rayhill Vineyard

    AVA: Sonoma Coast

    Average Rainfall: 47 inches

    Elevation: 560 ft.

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 62°F

    Soil Type: Goldridge fine loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    William Rayhill’s pinot noir vineyard surrounds his family home in the Sebastopol Hills. Caring deeply about the vines and the grapes they produce, he farms using organic techniques like cover crops, and rejects herbicides. Each day William walks the vineyard and carefully tends and nurtures every vine to ensure he is getting the best from each vine each vintage. That attention to quality is expressed in our single vineyard Rayhill Pinot Noir which is available exclusively to Wine Society members.

  • Spring Hill Vineyard

    AVA: Sonoma Coast

    Average Rainfall: 37.5 inches

    Elevation: 480 ft.

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 62.5°F

    Soil Type: Los Osos clay loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    Spring Hill Vineyard is on the western edge of Sonoma’s pinot noir growing region. Here, extreme cool and foggy weather stresses the vines keeping the crop level low and also extends the growing season for the pinot noir. A longer growing time paired with fewer, high quality, clusters on the vine results in grapes with concentrated, complex, mature flavors.  These complex and concentrated flavors contribute to our Grand Detour Pinot Noir as well as make up our single vineyard Spring Hill Pinot Noir.

  • Charles Heintz Vineyard

    AVA: Sonoma Coast

    Average Rainfall: 45 inches

    Elevation: 900 ft.

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 63°F

    Soil Type: Gold Ridge sandy loam with layers of clay

    Vineyard Fact:

    This vineyard has been in the Heintz Family since pre-prohibition days, and with the Pacific Ocean less than eight miles to the west, these chardonnay grapes are always among the last to ripen, allowing the grapes to fully mature and develop complex flavor profiles. Thanks to the 45 inches of annual rainfall and deep reaching, thirty-year old root system, the Heintz family can dry farm the vineyard further concentrating the flavors of the grapes.  These complex and flavorful grapes make up our single vineyard Heintz Chardonnay.

  • Escolle Road Vineyard

    AVA: Santa Lucia Highlands

    Average Rainfall: 13.7 inches

    Elevation: 415 feet

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 61.4°F

    Soil Type: Loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    Developed by the Caraccioli family, this vineyard is a four-generation family business. Vintner Gary Caraccioli grew up working on his family’s farm at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Gary’s exceptional vineyard site pairs glacial alluvial soils and ocean influences to create pinot noir grapes that consistently reach optimal sugar levels with mature, ripe flavors. These elevated vines take full advantage of the morning sunshine before the afternoon maritime breezes cool the vineyard.  You can find these grapes in our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and our Overlook Pinot Noir.

  • Rodgers Creek Vineyard

    AVA: Sonoma Coast

    Average Rainfall: 32 inches

    Elevation: 593 ft.

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 63°F

    Soil Type: Kidd stony loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    This vineyard is perched on the Sonoma Mountain ridgeline and is planted to Robert Young, See, and Wente selections of chardonnay. The extremely rocky soil, known as Kidd stony loam, contributes to the grapes’ unique flavor profile. Our block of pinot noir is on a very steep hill with rocky soil, which stresses the vines even more and along with high winds this produces grapes with concentrated, complex flavors.  Grapes from this vineyard produce our Rodgers Creek Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

  • Flocchini Vineyard

    AVA: Sonoma Coast

    Average Rainfall: 28.5 inches

    Elevation: 67 ft (average)

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 63.4°F

    Soil Type: Clay loam to gravelly loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    Brothers Nick and Andrew Flocchini tend this family vineyard which is planted on rolling hills in the Petaluma Gap. Thanks to its location in the Petaluma Gap which has a mild, cool climate, the grapes ripen early while maintaining balance and optimal acidity. It is often one of the first vineyards we harvest, and their grapes become part of our Damaris Reserve Chardonnay, our Grand Detour Pinot Noir, and our Overlook Pinot Noir.

  • Lorenzo Vineyard

    AVA: Russian River

    Average Rainfall: 37 inches

    Elevation: 77ft

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 63°F

    Soil Type: Wright series

    Vineyard Fact:

    Situated in the cool Russian River Valley Appellation, this vineyard was planted in 1974 by John and Phyllis Bazzano and named after John’s grandfather. These vines are some of the earliest plantings of chardonnay in the Russian River. The soils of this ten-acre vineyard contain a high percentage of clay which expresses itself with a distinctive minerality in the wine. These grapes make up our single vineyard Lorenzo Chardonnay which is offered exclusively to Wine Society members.

  • Bien Nacido Vineyard

    AVA: Santa Maria Valley

    Average Rainfall: 17.6 inches

    Elevation: 618 feet (average)

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 62.6°F

    Soil Type: Loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    For the last four decades, the Miller family of California’s Central Coast has been farming Bien Nacido, a vineyard known throughout the world for its superb chardonnay. Its grapes have graced our Overlook chardonnay for nearly two decades. With its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Bien Nacido provides the lush tropical notes and rich texture that Overlook fans love. In exceptional vintages, we’ll create a single vineyard wine from this renowned vineyard.

  • Solomon Hills Vineyard

    AVA: Santa Maria Valley

    Average Rainfall: 18 inches

    Elevation: 676 ft.

    Average Growing Season Temperature: 62°F

    Soil Type: Garey sandy loam

    Vineyard Fact:

    Solomon Hills is the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The Miller family, who also farms the Bien Nacido Vineyard, planted this site in the late 1990s. The Santa Maria Valley enjoys a distinctive growing season, with spring arriving earlier than many other pinot noir regions. However, summer and fall temperatures tend to be cooler, producing fruit with a decidedly more structured profile that ripen with a higher acidity. These grapes come together to create our single vineyard Solomon Hills Pinot Noir which is available exclusively to our wine society members.

Sangiacomo Vineyard

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The Sangiacomo family has been farming the rich Sonoma soil since 1927. Mike and Steve Sangiacomo are the third generation of their family to do so, and few people can match their dedication or skill. The vineyard’s proximity to San Pablo Bay makes it an extremely desirable location for quality chardonnay, with early bud break, optimal growing-degree days, and cool nights.  The Sangiacomo vines produce grapes that can be found in out Kiser Chardonnay and our Damaris Reserve Chardonnay.

Rayhill Vineyard

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William Rayhill’s pinot noir vineyard surrounds his family home in the Sebastopol Hills. Caring deeply about the vines and the grapes they produce, he farms using organic techniques like cover crops, and rejects herbicides. Each day William walks the vineyard and carefully tends and nurtures every vine to ensure he is getting the best from each vine each vintage. That attention to quality is expressed in our single vineyard Rayhill Pinot Noir which is available exclusively to Wine Society members.

Spring Hill Vineyard

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Spring Hill Vineyard is on the western edge of Sonoma’s pinot noir growing region. Here, extreme cool and foggy weather stresses the vines keeping the crop level low and also extends the growing season for the pinot noir. A longer growing time paired with fewer, high quality, clusters on the vine results in grapes with concentrated, complex, mature flavors.  These complex and concentrated flavors contribute to our Grand Detour Pinot Noir as well as make up our single vineyard Spring Hill Pinot Noir.

Charles Heintz Vineyard

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This vineyard has been in the Heintz Family since pre-prohibition days, and with the Pacific Ocean less than eight miles to the west, these chardonnay grapes are always among the last to ripen, allowing the grapes to fully mature and develop complex flavor profiles. Thanks to the 45 inches of annual rainfall and deep reaching, thirty-year old root system, the Heintz family can dry farm the vineyard further concentrating the flavors of the grapes.  These complex and flavorful grapes make up our single vineyard Heintz Chardonnay.

Escolle Road Vineyard

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Developed by the Caraccioli family, this vineyard is a four-generation family business. Vintner Gary Caraccioli grew up working on his family’s farm at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Gary’s exceptional vineyard site pairs glacial alluvial soils and ocean influences to create pinot noir grapes that consistently reach optimal sugar levels with mature, ripe flavors. These elevated vines take full advantage of the morning sunshine before the afternoon maritime breezes cool the vineyard.  You can find these grapes in our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and our Overlook Pinot Noir.

Rodgers Creek Vineyard

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This vineyard is perched on the Sonoma Mountain ridgeline and is planted to Robert Young, See, and Wente selections of chardonnay. The extremely rocky soil, known as Kidd stony loam, contributes to the grapes’ unique flavor profile. Our block of pinot noir is on a very steep hill with rocky soil, which stresses the vines even more and along with high winds this produces grapes with concentrated, complex flavors.  Grapes from this vineyard produce our Rodgers Creek Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Flocchini Vineyard

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Brothers Nick and Andrew Flocchini tend this family vineyard which is planted on rolling hills in the Petaluma Gap. Thanks to its location in the Petaluma Gap which has a mild, cool climate, the grapes ripen early while maintaining balance and optimal acidity. It is often one of the first vineyards we harvest, and their grapes become part of our Damaris Reserve Chardonnay, our Grand Detour Pinot Noir, and our Overlook Pinot Noir.

Lorenzo Vineyard

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Situated in the cool Russian River Valley Appellation, this vineyard was planted in 1974 by John and Phyllis Bazzano and named after John’s grandfather. These vines are some of the earliest plantings of chardonnay in the Russian River. The soils of this ten-acre vineyard contain a high percentage of clay which expresses itself with a distinctive minerality in the wine. These grapes make up our single vineyard Lorenzo Chardonnay which is offered exclusively to Wine Society members.

Bien Nacido Vineyard

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For the last four decades, the Miller family of California’s Central Coast has been farming Bien Nacido, a vineyard known throughout the world for its superb chardonnay. Its grapes have graced our Overlook chardonnay for nearly two decades. With its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Bien Nacido provides the lush tropical notes and rich texture that Overlook fans love. In exceptional vintages, we’ll create a single vineyard wine from this renowned vineyard.

Solomon Hills Vineyard

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Solomon Hills is the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The Miller family, who also farms the Bien Nacido Vineyard, planted this site in the late 1990s. The Santa Maria Valley enjoys a distinctive growing season, with spring arriving earlier than many other pinot noir regions. However, summer and fall temperatures tend to be cooler, producing fruit with a decidedly more structured profile that ripen with a higher acidity. These grapes come together to create our single vineyard Solomon Hills Pinot Noir which is available exclusively to our wine society members.