Littorai Wines


 

Littorai Wines was founded in 1993 by Heidi and Ted Lemon. Littorai produces vineyard designated chardonnay and pinot noir wines from the true north coast of California: western Sonoma and western Mendocino Counties.

Littorai's philosophy of winegrowing is inspired by Ted's years in France and is based upon the concept of terroir. Terroir based winemaking postulates that wine of a single place produced by a single estate, is the greatest expression of winemaking. The pinot noir and chardonnay grape varieties are uniquely suited to this philosophy. If the site is not exceptional, the wines of these two varieties lack genius. All of the sites in the Littorai vineyard portfolio have been carefully selected by Ted. Many of these are steep hillsides where yields and ripening conditions are marginal.

The Lemons are life-long, family winemakers, passionately committed to their craft. The dedication to extremely limited quantities ensures that the Lemon family can handcraft and manage Littorai in the tradition of the great artisanal winegrowing estates of Europe. 

The winery is open to visitors by appointment only by calling the Littorai office at 707-823-9586 or email info@littorai.com.




 



Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé

Facilities: Gardens, Group Tours by Appointment, Open by Appointment Only, Reservations Suggested, Tasting Fee, Tours, Tours by Appointment

Visit the website at: http://www.littorai.com

E-mail: info@littorai.com

Events

▼ Littorai Wines, The Single Vineyard Tasting
Jul 28, 2014-Aug 31, 2014
Time: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $25 Per Person
Location: Littorai Winery
Contact: Littorai Wines
Email: info@littorai.com
Phone: 707-823-9586
Web site: http://www.littorai.com
Details: The Littorai tasting experience tells a story of place and time, as each bottle reflects the grapes’ journey from the vineyard through the winery in a particular year. As our wines are more influenced by vine-growing than winemaking, the nuances of terroir and vintage shine through. Your host will take you through a selection of our Vineyard Designated releases. This intimate tasting is by appointment only, Monday-Saturday. Please allow 45 minutes for your visit. The reservation fee is $25 per person and is not applied towards purchase.
▼ Littorai Wines, Gold Ridge Estate Tour & Tasting
Jul 28, 2014-Dec 31, 2014
Time: 10 a.m- 3 p.m.
Cost: $40
Location: Littorai Winery
Contact: Littorai Wines
Email: info@littorai.com
Phone: 707-823-9586
Web site: http://www.littorai.com
Details: Spend time discovering the flora and fauna of The Pivot Estate Vineyard, companion gardens and our farm. The estate is a model for biodynamic and agro-ecological methods. It represents the culmination of years of learning devoted to these new approaches to farming. Specific themes vary by season and may include the fundamentals of biodynamic farming, the importance of bees and native pollinators, and the state of the vine.The tour is followed by a tasting of Littorai’s world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs.This personal tour and tasting experience is available by appointment only, Monday-Saturday. Please allow an hour and a half for your visit. The reservation fee is $40 per person and is not applied towards purchase.