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Open House at Lafond Winery during Vintners’ Festival 10/08/16

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New Release 2013 Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir Clone 667

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Winemaker’s comments: Clone 667, as grown in our vineyard, is a small berried light cluster. Usually the the lightest cluster weight of all the Pinot Noir clones we grow. The wine is dark, rich and well structured. One of the more tannic clones because of the high skin to juice ratio.

Kim and David Lafond at the Vintners Fall Festival 10/8/16

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New Release: 2012 Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Winemaker’s Comments: The wine is made up from the best barrels of the vintage.

28.5% Martin Ray Clone, 28.5% Pommard Clone, 14% Clone 113, 14% Clone 115 and 15% Clone 177.

Each year the clonal composition changes as each year the wine from these clones may vary. This year Clone 113, which we had not used in this blend for some time, contributed with its aromatic and red fruit quality to the blend.

Gold Medal 2016 New York International Wine Competition.
Best of Class/Gold Medal 2016 Orange County Commecial Wine Competition Premium Category.

Suggested Retail: 55.00

2012 Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir 55.00

Night picking at Lafond Vineyards

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Photos by David Lafond

The Crush begins at Santa Barbara Winery with Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

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CVS Regional Managers at Lafond Vineyards

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One year old vines, grown in a nursery, arriving at David and Kim Lafond’s Eagle Nest Vineyard adjacent to the Lafond Vineyard. Vines are carefully selected clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Open House at Lafond Winery City Tasting Room for Artist Amber O’Neill Friday July 12, 2016

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Lafond Winery in August

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Views of entrance and pool patio as well as back patio for private events. Our vigilant cat. Flowers are in full bloom, grapes are maturing – a great time to visit the Winery.
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Grenache Block July 2016

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Images taken by David Lafond of the Santa Ynez River at the Lafond Vineyards after release of water from Cachuma

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Cachuma is obliged to periodically release water to replenish wells down-river.

Santa Barbara Winery and Lafond Winery 2016 Wine Club Member BBQ at the Vineyard

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Birthday Celebration at Lafond Winery City Tasting Room

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Recent Wedding at Lafond Winery and Vineyards 5/14/16

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Open House at Lafond Winery during Wine Makers’ Festival, Saturday April 23rd 2016

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Wine Vintners’ Festival Saturday April 23rd.

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Family Baby Shower at Lafond Winery

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Nance Cole COSMOS Open House February 19, 2016 at the Lafond Winery City Tasting Room

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