Lazy Creek Vineyards


Named for the creek that meanders through it, Lazy Creek Vineyards is located in the heart of bucolic Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. Known as the second oldest vineyard in the valley, our Mendocino history dates back to the early 1900s when Lazy Creek was established by the Pinolis’, an Italian family who began their American odyssey by farming plum orchards and vineyards.

Fast forward to 2008 when Don and Rhonda Carano discovered Lazy Creek. Owning and operating Lazy Creek Vineyards since 2008 has truly been a personal labor of love for them, an inspiring daily reminder of why they remain in the wine business today. It’s about the beauty and respect for the land; as Mark Twain said, “buy land, they are not making it anymore.”

Winemaker: Christy Ackerman

Vineyard Acreage: Estate 36 acres, Middleridge 160 acres

Farming Practices: Certified California Sustainable Vineyard and Winery

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