Fleur de California
In 1987, Francis Mahoney created the Fleur de Carneros brand 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 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 viticultural experience amassed by Francis Mahoney have been shared with winemaker Ken Foster (and many others in the industry) giving Ken, whose original interest was geology, a comprehensive, top-down view of terroir and its effects on finished wine. Ken physically walks the vineyards, samples the fruit, calls the pick dates, and then crafts the Fleur wines to express pure varietal character as a representation of the source of the grapes.
Our most widely distributed brand, Fleur 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 varietal was Pinot Noir. Now we produce two Pinots, one from our friends in Monterey, and one from our vineyards and our neighbors in Carneros. We also produce 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 twice taken 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