Littorai Wines is a small, family owned and operated winery producing vineyard designated Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the true north coast of California: the coastal mountains of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.

Proprietors Heidi and Ted Lemon are lifelong winemakers. Ted Lemon began his career at the age of twenty-two by working for four years in the heart of Burgundy. In the early 1990s, The Lemons traveled the west coast of the United States looking for the best growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At that time, the extreme north coast of California had little reputation for wine grapes. 

Founded in 1993,  Littorai produces approximately four to five thousand cases of wine per year. This dedication to extremely limited quantities ensures that the Lemon family can handcraft and manage Littorai in the tradition of the great artisanal winegrowing estates of Europe.  We passionately believe that farming using only natural materials is the starting point for producing great terroir wines.  At Littorai, we derive our unique sustainable farming techniques from the fertile cross currents of permaculture, agro-ecology and biodynamics.

Photo: Erik Castro © 2013

788 Gold Ridge Road 
Sebastopol, CA 95472


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