The original name, La Crema Viñera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for this winery since 1979. From their home in the Russian River Valley, the best cool-climate growing regions in California are explored through the lens of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here, the ocean winds and fog allow grapes to ripen slowly on the vine, developing complex flavors and aromas. Winemakers Craig McAllister and Jen Walsh utilize boutique, time-intensive techniques to craft distinctively balanced and elegant wines.
Remarkable Places. Exceptional Grapes.
What do winemakers do when they can source from a potpourri of amazing vineyards across the coast of California? They blend them together to create one of the most beloved Pinot Noirs in the United States. From craggy coastlines to grassy pastures, redwood forests to quiet valleys, the Sonoma Coast is stunningly beautiful, and perhaps not coincidentally, ideal for winemaking. It’s no surprise this majestic region is the source of this bold, graceful and layered wine. Each bottle of La Crema’s flagship Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is concentrated in flavor, and smooth until the very last drop.
Over 40 Years of Excellence
This wine icon has dedicated more than 40 years to exploring the finest winegrowing regions of California and now those of Oregon, too. La Crema’s family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations combining the best of traditional winemaking techniques with a contemporary style.
As a leader in sustainable winegrowing and winemaking, La Crema’s philosophy of gentle handling extends far beyond their high-touch, hand-crafted techniques. All of La Crema’s estate vineyards are CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and SIP (Sustainability In Practice) certified. From state-of-the-art energy usage, to water conservation and water reuse to protecting the ecosystem and land in which La Crema’s estate vineyards are grown, their commitment to sustainability ensures consistently distinct, elegant and naturally-balanced wines. Perfect for enjoying over a meal or relaxing with on the couch.