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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 these  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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End of Harvest November 3, 2017

end-of-harvest The grapes are all in. It was a good harvest. Leaves are turning gold. It is a great feeling. The image is of our Santa Rosa Road vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills.
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Start of the 2017 Crush – Pinot Noir at Lafond Winery in the Valley

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Wine Club BBQ July 2017

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Winemaker Bruce McGuire, Winery and Vineyard Manager David Lafond, Vineyard tractor driver, Marketing Director Michelle Lafond

Wine Club BBQ July 2017

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Photos by WineClub Member Bob Dickey

Veraison in the Pinot Noir – the onset of ripening – Harvest is nearing

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Winery Entrance

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David and Kim’s Vineyard…Flourishing and it is only May.

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Kim and David Lafond at the Spring Vintners’ Festival

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Photo sent by Mark Banda and Bucyk

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Bucyk promises to return soon. The house cat is well.

Winesellers Ltd. at Lafond Winery

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Our national representatives, Winesellers LTD, which covers all the US States, flew into SB and Buellton for their National Sales Meeting last week. Along with their enthusiasm they brought days of torrential rains. Perhaps not quite what they expected in sunny CA, but we were grateful for the rain! With multiple days of meetings we also enjoyed Bruce’s barrel tastings, a private dinner at the Montecito Wine Bistro and an amazing dinner at Lafond Winery and Vineyards in the barrel room.

Winesellers, our National Representatives, Dinner at the Montecito Wine Bistro

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