Laurel Glen Vineyard
The Laurel Glen Vineyard is steeped in history, and even a little prestige, with records documenting a vineyard first planted in the 1880's. Replanted in 1968 to Cabernet Sauvignon vines, this is when the ideally located vineyard received its name, it is believed, after the towering Laurel trees that surround the property. For years the grapes were sold to notable wineries such as Chateau St. Jean. While much of the vineyard has since been planted to newer vines, some of the aged vines still grow there today. It is these old vines that received special recognition by UC Davis for being unique Cabernet Sauvignon clones.
Laurel Glen Vineyard really made a name for itself beginning in 1977 when Patrick Campbell purchased the property. A worthy steward of the vineyard until 2011, he brought winemaking in-house and introduced the first Cabernet Sauvignon under the Laurel Glen Vineyard label.
Today, Bettina Sichel leads a new team at LGV into the future. This group of wine loving friends is renowned in the community and take their duties seriously as they propel LGV to the next level. They are certainly off to a great start as Phil Coturri, Sonoma County's leading organic and biodynamic viticulturist, has carried the winery to its first major success - organic status from CCOF in 2014.
This is a winery to watch.