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


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

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▼ Littorai Wines, Gold Ridge Estate Tour & Tasting
Jul 28, 2014
Time: 10 a.m- 3 p.m.
Cost: $40
Location: Littorai Winery
Contact: Littorai Wines
Phone: 707-823-9586
Web site:
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.