"We like to make the wines we like to drink, classic old world style wines that speak for themselves. To us, winemaking is an art form; it requires passion and diligence to make world-class wines that are momentous." —John and Nancy Lasseter
The Lasseters feel that serendipity led them to this special property, founded by a French winemaker in 1894. At the time, Glen Ellen was home to a significant number of French-speaking settlers, many of whom were growing grapes and producing wine. This heritage meshed perfectly with Nancy and John Lasseter’s love of French wines and the old world approach to winemaking.
The Lasseter Family Winery estate property in Sonoma Valley is rich in historical significance, encompassing organically farmed vineyards and an eco-friendly winery. Justi Creek Vineyards, part of the stunning 95-acre ranch on the outskirts of Glen Ellen, is comprised of three adjacent parcels of land, formerly parts of Rancho Vallejo and Rancho Los Guilicos.
Join us at our beautiful estate in the Sonoma Valley for a behind the scenes look at the Art of Winemaking and the passion that the Lasseter’s have brought to the challenge of producing world class wines. The Lasseter Family’s love of old-world Rhône & Bordeaux style blended wines inspired them to begin revitalizing these historic vineyards in 2002 and their commitment is evident from the moment you drive thru our front gate and gaze upon the sweeping vista of meticulously maintained vineyards. Equilibrium and harmony in the vineyards lead to balanced wines – a balance enhanced through winemaking by skillful blending. This is the vision that drives the Lasseter Family Winery Estate, captured in every bottle.
Your visit begins with a walk through our organically farmed vineyards – where all great wines begin. From there, you’ll explore our Barrel room, Tank Room and Crush pad, where your Wine Specialist host will bring the journey of grape – to – glass to life.
You’ll then be invited to relax in our intimate Wine Room to taste the collection of Lasseter Family Wines accompanied by a plate of local, artisan cheeses.
Throughout your visit, you’ll see how the Lasseter’s zest for living and love of storytelling is evident in every detail – From the series of original label art commissioned by local artist Dennis Ziemienski thru the balanced & harmonious wines created by Winemaker Julia Iantosca.