LAGNIAPPE PEAK VINEYARDS

Our vineyards are planted in volcanic soils and overlook the extensive San Francisco Bay. We enjoy cool morning breezes followed by long afternoon sun; in short, optimal growing conditions.
— Bob Almeida; Proprietor and Founder

Lagniappe Peak Vineyards is a boutique vintner located on Atlas Peak; specializing in carefully crafted, small lot wines.

The rocky soils of Atlas Peak combined with the marine influence in our location combine to produce low yields and high intensity fruit.  This combination allows us to make refined, lower alcohol wines, which express the unique terroir of Lagniappe Peak Vineyard.

Care, craft and terroir are the guiding principles which drive our passion to bring you the highest quality wine. We don’t care to be big; rather we care to be stewards of our land and vintners of wines with exceptional character.

With that in mind we create 2 portfolios of wines.  The first are wines made from grapes exclusively grown our Atlas Peak estate; these are our Proprietor’s Reserve.  We also create wines made from grapes sourced from growers with whom we have established personal connections. The vast majority of these are single vineyard designate wines; many from growers in the Atlas Peak AVA.

First and foremost, we care to create wines that perfectly express the place and micro-climate that give our fruit its unique expression of each varietal’s characteristics. In a word, we want our wines to embody the unique terroir of Lagniappe Peak and of our partner vineyards.

Craft defines everything that we do. It begins in the vineyard with a clear vision of what we are trying to achieve. Our vineyard has been designed to express the unique aspects of our location and soil. We strive to select grower partners who share the same vision and dedication.

Craft continues with our vineyard practices, which encourage the highest quality fruit with minimal intervention. Our winemaking adheres to these guiding principles in the handling of our fruit, the selection of our barrels and the custom blending of each vintage.

Care, craft and terroir are the “something extra”, or “lagniappe” which we strive to bring to each vintage.

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