The Lomita Estate
- While the winery wasn't formally established until 2009, La Lomita's land holdings include vineyard sites with some of the Valle de Guadalupe's oldest vines.
- La Lomita produces most of its wines with fruit from their organically farmed vineyards located mid-valley on a northwestern facing slope at 950 ft elevation. The winery is one of the few to be certified organic.
- Their vineyards lie approximately 11 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft. The soil profile is a mix of clay and granite.
Total production: 17 acres under vine, 8 wines, 7,500 cases
2019 Chardonnay - La Lomita
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A Chardonnay with a rich and layered mouthfeel backed up by elegant and well-balanced acidity, this is an excellent Chardonnay for those looking for a toned-down version of a Cali Chard but who aren’t ready to go to the racy sharp-edged minerality of something like one finds in Chablis. Drink this over the next 5 years.
300 cases made
Drinking window: Upon release - 5 years
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - Clay and granite
Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks, racked and then aged in 2nd use French Oak for for an additional 9 months.
Sulfites: 50 ppm