Laujor Estate Winery
In the mid 1990’s David and Cheryl Lucido would spend evenings at the dinner table conversing of their vision to own a vineyard, they agreed if they ever pursued their dream, the name would be “Laujor,” created by combining the first three letters of the names of their children, Lauren and Jordan.
The Lucido’s were presented with an opportunity to move to Lake County in April 2003. After a very short time they found the ideal location to pursue their long awaited dream. They purchased a 14 acre property and from there cultivated their vision (literally), they planted a vineyard and built their home in the Red Hills Appellation of Kelseyville. At the time they had no idea what was on the other side of the neglected and overgrown walnut orchard. Upon clearing the property they could not believe their eyes, the views were breathtaking! Their good friend, Denise said, “Wow this is Little Italy, rolling hills drizzled with vineyards as far as the eye can see.” Such beauty makes one pause with appreciation every day!
Laujor Estate Vineyard was planted in 2006 to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah Noir, and Cabernet Franc. Our growing region is in the Red Hills AVA which is well known for our well draining soils due to the obsidian resulting from the volcanic eruption of Mt. Konocti over 350,000 years ago.
David and Cheryl believe in the utilization of a sustainable vineyard system by implementing preventative solutions; healthy soils which produce plants of good vigor and the reduction of disease and pest incidence with proper water and nutrient management resulting in improved yield and quality. With these ongoing practices we strongly believe that we will not compromise the future while meeting the needs of the present.