The majority of the estate ranch at Lazy Creek Vineyards is planted to 36 acres of Pinot Noir; of special note is an 8-acre block with a miniscule average yield that’s said to be the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in California. These grapes produce Lazy Creek’s Estate Pinot Noir. All of the Pinot Noir blocks are planted specifically to different clones, including Heritage, Dijon (such as Pomard, Gevry Chambertin and Romanee Conti) and California clones (Swan, Martini, Calera and Clone 37). The soil and varied terrain on this ranch provide a dramatically different flavor profile for each Pinot Noir block.
In addition to Lazy Creek’s award-winning Pinot Noir, small amounts of Gewürztraminer and Riesling are produced from this ranch. Lazy Creek’s rolling, well-drained terrain in such a small area – ranging from 15 – 30% slope with gravelly, sandy loam, to terrain with a 5 – 15% slope of brown loam derived from weathered bedrock sandstone – gives this vineyard its unique character and beauty.