PO Box 1107
Sebastopol, CA 95473
(707) 280 6094
Winemaker: Sam Lando
LANDO Wines was founded by long time industry veteran, Sam Lando in the summer of 2012. After working eighteen years with and helping guide some of the most distinguished and sought after “pinot focused” wine brands in Sonoma, it was time to venture out on his own. He spent many years learning every nuance of the business and years of hobby winemaking before taking the leap. The idea was to one day create a winery for their family business that could hopefully be carried on for generations.
This was not a transition to a new career after having a successful run in another industry. This winery was born from hard work, sweat, and tears. The Lando’s liquidated their 401k in 2012 to purchase three tons of Pinot and six used barrels to start off. They don’t own a winery, nor do they own any vineyards. But they are handy with viticulture (and have pretty decent palates). They work very closely with some of the most talented grape growers/families/friends in the Russian River Valley to yield exceptional grapes for their wines.
The Russian River Valley has been home for the Landos for over thirty years & ten years to their growing winery. The differing soils and micro climates in this famed appellation allow them to produce intense, yet elegant Pinot Noir & Chardonnays of exceptional quality. Wines they are proud to share with family and friends.