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Our History

A Unique Winery - Where Winemakers Follow Their Passion

 
Founded in 1988, Lookout Ridge Winery is located high up on the top of the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Its award-winning wines are produced in limited quantities and are not available in any retail outlets.  To purchase Lookout Ridge Wines, use this website or contact the Winery directly.  You may also join our mailing list to be notified about new releases.
 
Gordon Holmes, founder of Lookout Ridge, had a vision for the property and how he wanted to do things differently than other wineries. "I believe each winemaker has a particular passion for certain wines, and the method he or she uses to make that wine. I decided to build a "portfolio" of master winemakers, and I believe that's what makes Lookout Ridge unique."
 
Gordon first invited Greg La Follette, founding winemaker of Flowers Vineyard & Winery, to be a member of his winemaking team. Greg, named by Robert Parker as one of the top Pinot winemakers, is a master at blending and producing Lookout Ridge's Pinot and Chardonnay. Then Marco DiGiulio, of Robert Pepi Winery and founding member of Lokoya, joined the group. Marco, known as a Napa cult winemaker and a "purist," makes Lookout Ridge's Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
 
Greg and Marco's skills show in Lookout Ridge's wines, which are achieving "cult" status - Lookout Ridge's very first wine, the 2001 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, was featured as a "Next Generation Cult Wine" at the second annual California Cult Wines Classic (held at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco).
 
Building on his early success with multiple winemakers, Gordon invited more top-notch winemakers to join his "portfolio." 2007 has been an exciting year with our Portfolio growing to eight winemakers.
 
 
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