Autumn is Here

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The Solvang Stomp

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Last load of Pinot Noir for this year. Stemmed and pumped into Stainless Fermenter with temperature control.

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Harvest Scenes and People-Processing the Night Picking-Photos by Kim Lafond

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Harvest Images from Kim Lafond – All our picking is done at night, cool grapes maintain flavor during processing

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Lafond Brother and Sister, David and Lise pouring at the Santa Ynez Valley Wine County Rodeo

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From Kim Lafond – Ace and Gizmo on their Ranch

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Dinner at the Lafond Winery

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Leather Craft at the Winery

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Kim Lafond Photos from the Vineyard including our favorite Don Quijote

The Vines are doing well – this is a progress report from Kim Lafond

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Photo from the Past – Pierre and Vineyard Manager Bill Collins – First Harvest 1978

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Bottling 2016 Santa Barbara Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Kim Riding through the Vineyard

Kim, David and friends Picnic at Lafond Winery – photos by Kim

Spring – photos by Kim Lafond



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Spring brings out the glorious colors of the Cyanophrys plants native to southern California

We have several of theseĀ  wonderful plants around our Lafond Winery in the Santa Rita Hills.

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Hayden Lafond adding LED lights to a new tractor

Much of the Vineyard work , both in the Spring and Fall, is done when it is dark. Hedging and discing are done in the early morning in the summer and Spring. Harvest late in the day when it has cooled.

Spring is here vines are budding



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Lost Burro