Passionate Pursuit of Intense & Elegant Pinot Noir

Sam Lando started his career working for some of the large global wine producers, and soon identified his true love of working with and enjoying Pinot Noir.

While his emphasis was sales and marketing, he realized early on the need to understand as much as possible about differing winemaking and viticulture techniques. After working with and becoming friends with some of the best new world wine producers, it was a natural evolution to begin hobby winemaking.

After working for five years with one of the most sought after Russian River Valley Pinot Noir producers, he departed at the end of 2012. His work with dear friends was a deeply rewarding experience...personally and professionally. They worked (and played) so well together because of a love and passion for what they did. In addition to their shared affliction for Pinot, they enjoyed the company of great people and food.

In the middle of the 2012 vintage, Sam and his wife Jennifer decided to take the leap and take the winemaking hobby to the next level. They borrowed against their savings and began building the foundation to develop a small Pinot Noir focused winery. The goal is to make intense, yet elegant and balanced wines from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. They push themselves to make great wines they enjoy drinking and take great pride in sharing with their dear friends.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about us and we hope to share our Pinot’s with you soon.


— Sam, Jennifer, Henry, and Emma Lando











We believe in producing intensely
flavored and yet balanced wines.

We believe in producing intensely flavored and yet balanced wines. Our definition of balance relates to beautiful and lush aromatics, a sensuous and saturating mid palate, and a lengthy captivating finish – a complete wine from start to finish. These are the wines we enjoy drinking and sharing with friends and family. The majority of our wines are offered to our mailing list friends. Please sign up and join the mailing list to acquire an allocation of our next release of Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays.

For the calendar year of 2022, we will offer three very limited and special pinot noirs and two very small production chardonnays to our mailing list friends. Typically, we release our Russian River Valley wines in the spring release and Sonoma Coast wines in the fall release. However, we were not able to produce our normal assortment of wines due to the dramatic experience we had with fire and smoke during the 2020 vintage (we lost 88% of our harvest). We will be back to our regular schedule of wines to release in 2023. Until then, we were fortunate to have plans in place (before the fires of 2020) to broaden our reach to another distinguished appellation in an effort spread out some of the climactic risk we have been facing in our traditional locations. This spring release we are introducing a new proprietary blend we lovingly call, Resilience from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. True to our form, intense, yet elegant and delicious. Our mailing list friends will receive full details and updates in the release newsletter (emailed with the Save the Date reminder).

Further details on the other special wines will be shared as their respective releases approach. For the 2022 Spring Release we will offer allocations of the following wines to our active mailing list friends. Thank you for the interest in our wines during these challenging times. Never more than now, your support of our small family business means the world to us and we couldn’t do it without you!





2020 RESILIENCE PINOT NOIR, STA. RITA HILLS
Release Date: March 2022
Cases Produced: 400
Cases Available to the Mailing List: 325
Alcohol: 14.2%
Time in French Oak Barrels: 17 months, 45% new, 35% once used, and 20% neutral
Recommended Drinking Time: 6 months to 5 years from release. Should you open a bottle early, please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: Curvaceous and sultry. Hints of pomegranate and wild raspberry on the nose. The midpalate is enveloped with a wave of rich strawberry and notes of cream…reminiscent of a decadent strawberry shortcake with homemade whip cream and a hint of orange zest. Unfiltered and unfined, the silky fruit textures soak in, caress, and slide effortlessly to the back of the palate. Pound cake comes to mind with notes of drawn butter, vanilla, and subtle baking spices that meld with the beautiful fresh fruit characters into a lengthy finish. Stunning. Beyond excited to continue to create our interpretation of delicious Pinot Noir with our vineyard partners in the Sta. Rita Hills!





2020 HEINTZ VINEYARD CHARDONNAY, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Release Date: March 2022
Cases Produced: 40
Cases Available to the Mailing List: 30
Alcohol: 14.2%
Time in French Oak Barrels: 11 months, 80% new French oak & 20% once used French oak
Recommended Drinking Time: 6 months to 5 years from release. Should you wish to open a bottle early (as we all have been doing lately), please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: The aromatics of fragrant springtime honeysuckle & sun ripened nectarine draw you in for a sip. Lucious tropical notes and minerality enliven the senses. This wine is unfiltered and unfined, which promotes the unctuous texture. Vibrant acidity and tropical notes join forces to deliver a striking...long finish. Bottom line, to me, this wine is a perfect marriage of CA meeting White Burgundy – downright delicious.





Our nineth vintage of Pinot Noirs (and fourth for the Chardonnays) will be released to our mailing list friends in February and October of 2022.


This vintage will consist of five wines. In the spring, our 2020 Resilience Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills - $55 per bottle and the 2020 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay - $55 per bottle. The fall release will feature our first ever, 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast - $75 per bottle, the 2020 Truth & Valor Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast - $65 per bottle, and the 2020 Flora Marie Chardonnay - $55 per bottle. Again, in a typical year, the Russian River Valley wines are released in February and the Sonoma Coast wines in October. We will continue to grow our production slightly and with great care as we’re able to partner with exceptional growers. All orders will take place within the secure website ordering system during the release period (we’ll notify you of the details via email in advance). Please complete the sign up form to be added to the mailing list for our next release.



The majority of our wines are offered to our mailing list friends. Due to our limited production, we will do our best to offer the majority of our mailing list friends an allocation of each wine. However, that will be determined by the total amount of mailing list friends and the amount of available bottles. Details will be emailed to each active mailing list member a few weeks prior to each release in the spring and fall.








Due to our limited production, we are not
presently open to the public for tasting.
P.O. Box 1107
Sebastopol, CA 95473
707-280–6094

Inquiries:
samlando@landowines.com

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