Brand Presentation. History.
At Langtry Estate we continue to work under the spirit of Lillie Langtry, blazing our own trail making world class wines in an area which has yet to be fully discovered. We are not afraid to go against the grain, marrying our past and our future old world style with contemporary flair.
Overview: With the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Range to the east, Lake County’s vineyards are near one of the oldest Geological lakes in North America. Lake County’s intensity of place- climate, soils and sunlight- produce grapes and wines of compelling quality and character.
Date: In 1981, Guenoc Valley was approved as an AVA and is the 1st single proprietor AVA in the country. Napa follows as #2.
Location: Lake County lies in the northeastern section of the internationally recognized North Coast appellation that also includes Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Lake County is bordered on west by the Mayacamas Mountains often called the “Axis of Cabernet,” a range that also defines the border between Napa and Sonoma counties to the south.
Elevation : High elevation terroir with vineyards sitting between 700 and 2600 feet.
Soils & Climate: Soils range from rocky volcanic highlands to mountain valleys line with gravelly rivers. The air is dryer, with less consistent humidity. The humidity can be half as much as Napa on any given day which helps eliminate rot. Lake County receives as much as 10% more UV exposure than its neighboring appellations. Which triggers thicker grape skins, greater tannins and intense wines. Cold winters and dry summer conditions.
WINEMAKER- ERIC STINE
Langtry Estate & Vineyards believes in embracing practices that make it steward of both the land and community, allowing the farm and winery to be operated indefinitely without harm to itself or its external environment.
LANGTRY SINGLE VINEYARD WINES
The Langtry Single Vineyard Wines capture the winery’s commitment to its estate vineyards. Made in extremely limited quantities (most under 1000 cases) these wines represent the finest vineyard lots and winemaking achievement the winery has to offer.
GUENOC LAKE COUNTY WINES
Lake County is a region whose quality can stand on its own. Our fine wines and quality fruit are re-establishing Lake County’s reputation for producing excellent wines. Guenoc Lake County Wines include Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Meritage, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc.
GUENOC NORTH COAST CLARET
The Guenoc North Coast Victorian Claret is a blend of our award winning wines. Rich and soft on the palate, hints of vanilla and nutmeg add to the complexity and the long smooth finish.
GUENOC CALIFORNIA SELECTION WINE
The Guenoc California Selection Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc & Zinfandel.
The Guenoc California Sauvignon Blanc is the #5 performing California Sauvignon Blanc in the US in it’s price point based on % ACV
IR 52 Weeks Ending 7/8/2012
Total US 52 Weeks Ending 6/12/2012
Based on 52 Week IRI data ending 6/12/2012
* As of 6.29.12 Guenoc has received more 90 Points or above scores from Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator than any other Lake County Winery