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.

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 our DAMARIS RESERVE CHARDONNAY.

Rayhill Vineyard

AVA: Russian River

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.

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. 

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.

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 Valley. 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.

Landmark Vineyards, Hop Kiln Estate

AVA: Russian River

Acres: 93 planted, 240 total

Average Rainfall: 5.8 inches

Elevation: up to 600ft

Average Growing Season Temperature: 78°F high and 47°F low

Soil Type: Decomposed Sandstone to a Clay Loam

Vineyard Fact:

This Estate Vineyard provides us with 93 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris grapes for our Landmark wines. The vineyard is planted with 4 clones of Chardonnay and 14 clones of Pinot Noir dispersed over 44 separate blocks. With 5 distinctly different vineyard plots based upon elevation, topography and soils and with some vines nearly 30 years old, the complexity of Landmark's Hop Kiln Estate Vineyard is a new source of inspiration for our wine maker, Greg Stach, and an incomparable source for top quality fruit for years to come.

Dierberg Vineyard

AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

Rainfall: 18.2 inches

Elevation: 481ft

Average Growing Season Temperature: 76°F high and 49°F low

Soil Type: Elder sandy loam & Tierra sandy loam

Vineyard Fact:

Description: The grapes for this wine come exclusively from the Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard located near the north eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Located nearly 350 miles away from Landmark in Kenwood, this cool Santa Barbara County vineyard is exposed to the fog and consistently strong chilling sea breezes. This maritime influence that sweeps in daily from the Pacific Ocean in this uniquely East-West oriented valley provides afternoon cooling and a longer growing season rewarding our patience with grapes of great structure and complexity.

La Encantada Vineyard

AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

Rainfall: 18 inches yearly

Elevation: 323ft

Average Growing Season Temperature: 75°F high and 45°F low

Soil Type: Gravel sandy to clay loam

Vineyard Fact:

Located approximately seven miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, La Encantada, “The Enchanted,” was planted by Richard Sanford in 2001 and was one of the first certified organic vineyards in Santa Barbara County. As one of the westernmost vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, straddling the Santa Ynez River Valley and planted on a ridge, La Encantada is open to the fog and forceful cooling marine breezes that sweep in from the Pacific Ocean. This provides afternoon cooling and a longer growing season for a rewarding wine of unique character with a true sense of place.

Hilliard Bruce Vineyard

AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

Rainfall: 17 inches

Elevation: 404ft

Average Growing Season Temperature: 74°F high and 49°F low

Soil Type: Sandy silt

Vineyard Fact:

Located on Highway 246 along the northwestern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County, the Hilliard Bruce Vineyard is Landmark’s southernmost source for premium chardonnay. This cool site, influenced by the brisk maritime winds with foggy mornings and afternoons, provides us with exceptional chardonnay fruit that experiences a long growing season adding to its complexity. The hand-tied shoots allow for improved cluster exposure to sunlight, and the well-drained sandy silt soils allow for greater control of precision irrigation and vine stress, resulting in flavors with more intensity.

Sangiacomo Vineyard

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 our DAMARIS RESERVE CHARDONNAY.

Rayhill Vineyard

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.

Escolle Road Vineyard

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

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. 

Flocchini Vineyard

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.

Lorenzo Vineyard

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 Valley. 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.

Landmark Vineyards, Hop Kiln Estate

This Estate Vineyard provides us with 93 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris grapes for our Landmark wines. The vineyard is planted with 4 clones of Chardonnay and 14 clones of Pinot Noir dispersed over 44 separate blocks. With 5 distinctly different vineyard plots based upon elevation, topography and soils and with some vines nearly 30 years old, the complexity of Landmark's Hop Kiln Estate Vineyard is a new source of inspiration for our wine maker, Greg Stach, and an incomparable source for top quality fruit for years to come.

Dierberg Vineyard

Description: The grapes for this wine come exclusively from the Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard located near the north eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Located nearly 350 miles away from Landmark in Kenwood, this cool Santa Barbara County vineyard is exposed to the fog and consistently strong chilling sea breezes. This maritime influence that sweeps in daily from the Pacific Ocean in this uniquely East-West oriented valley provides afternoon cooling and a longer growing season rewarding our patience with grapes of great structure and complexity.

La Encantada Vineyard

Located approximately seven miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, La Encantada, “The Enchanted,” was planted by Richard Sanford in 2001 and was one of the first certified organic vineyards in Santa Barbara County. As one of the westernmost vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, straddling the Santa Ynez River Valley and planted on a ridge, La Encantada is open to the fog and forceful cooling marine breezes that sweep in from the Pacific Ocean. This provides afternoon cooling and a longer growing season for a rewarding wine of unique character with a true sense of place.

Hilliard Bruce Vineyard

Located on Highway 246 along the northwestern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County, the Hilliard Bruce Vineyard is Landmark’s southernmost source for premium chardonnay. This cool site, influenced by the brisk maritime winds with foggy mornings and afternoons, provides us with exceptional chardonnay fruit that experiences a long growing season adding to its complexity. The hand-tied shoots allow for improved cluster exposure to sunlight, and the well-drained sandy silt soils allow for greater control of precision irrigation and vine stress, resulting in flavors with more intensity.