Fleur de California
In 1987 Fleur de Carneros was conceived to offer restaurants, wine shops, and our customers a line of wines that would be approachable and delightful. In the many years since, we have upgraded the source of fruit for Fleur de California wines and we have included more of our estate fruit in the wines. With better quality fruit comes better quality wines and Winemaker Ken Foster takes full advantage of the wonderful fruit we receive from our estate vineyards and those of our friends and neighbors.
Decades of experience in the vineyards and cellars of renowned California wine regions have given winemaker Ken Foster a comprehensive, top-down view of terroir and its effects on the wine in the bottle. Ken physically walks the vineyards, samples the fruit, calls the pick dates, and then crafts the Fleur de California wines to express pure varietal character as a representation of the source of the grapes.
Our most widely distributed brand, Fleur de California wines are award-winning staples on the menus of quality conscious restaurateurs and on the shelves of wine retailers who go the extra mile for their customers in an effort to find them high quality, affordable wines.
The original Fleur de Carneros varietal was Pinot Noir and being from the Carneros, that is still our focus, however we make some other fantastic wines that receive glowing accolades. These other varietals include two Chardonnays - one from some great vineyards in the North Coast and one from our Carneros neighbors. From similar, cool climate North Coast vineyards, we produce a Pinot Noir Rosé that has a track record of taking home Double Gold Medals in Rosé-focused wine competitons. From the Mahoney Family estate vineyards, we produce a Vermentino that was rated as the #1 U.S. Vermentino in the New York Times. Last, but definitely not least, we produce a gorgeous Petite Sirah from the up-and-coming Suisun Valley appellation.
Fleur de California