Lazy Creek Vineyards
Named for the meandering creek that runs through the 95-acre ranch, Lazy Creek Vineyards is located a few miles west of Philo in Anderson Valley. A pleasant detour off Highway 128, LCV's narrow, dirt road overgrown with rambling bushes and ferns, towering redwoods and oak trees, opens onto a bucolic setting complete with rustic barn, cottages with its menagerie of animals, gardens, fruit trees and vineyards -- all welcoming visitors to this truly magical place. One of the oldest wineries in the valley, Lazy Creek is committed to sustainable growing practices and the small scale production of acclaimed Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer.
Spring 2012 marked the beginning for constructing a new winery facility, which replaces the aging wine fermentation area. The new 10,000 square foot building was designed in several smaller interconnected structures to keep the scale of the new and existing buildings consistent. To complement the existing structure, a native stone wainscot treatment with natural finished redwood batt and board siding is featured along with a shed roof porch made of heavy timber redwood and corrugated metal which serves as the entry to the new tasting room. The new winery building is adjacent to the 760-barrel underground cave that was completed in 2011. The cave is kept at a constant temperature and humidity level that is ideal for our delicate Pinot Noir.
The interior of the new winery building is designed for small scale wine production, allowing the wine to ferment in bins and small open-top stainless steel fermentors. The use of smaller, stainless steel tanks provides easy access to monitoring temperatures during the fermentation process, as well as for punching down the Pinot Noir's wine cap.
A new added feature to the receiving station during harvest is a French grape sorting system that gently de-stems the fruit with fingers like separators, then discards any green berries, raisins or shot berries.
In keeping with LCV’s quaint surroundings, the new tasting room will preserve its charm and simplicity with stunning views of Lazy Creek's vineyards for your tasting enjoyment.
Construction will be on-going throughout the summer. Be sure to check back with us for updates.
TASTING ROOM CLOSED DUE TO NEW WINERY CONSTRUCTION
While our tasting room is closed, our wines are available for tasting at two other locations: Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique in charming Healdsburg, and Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley.
For the trade: please contact Teri Rolleri with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707.431.3091.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon!