Served chilled, this wine’s light, floral characteristics make it a natural choice for pairing with fresh seafood, especially salmon, crab or shrimp, mushrooms and game meats such as venison, duck, Cornish hens, lamb, or turkey. Try with Eggs Benedict, vegetable or seafood frittata or breakfast crepes. Mild cheeses such as fresh chèvre, mozzarella, fromage blanc, or Mt. Tam Triple Cream are also delicious.
When Don and Rhonda Carano discovered Lazy Creek Vineyards, their first thought was, ”What a magical place!” The quiet simplicity and charm reminded them of when they first started in the wine business over 30 years ago as grape growers on a small ranch in Alexander Valley, and where they established Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Sonoma County a few years later.
Don and Rhonda purchased the 95-acre Lazy Creek ranch in 2008. Planted to roughly 40 acres of grapes including Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Chardonnay, it was love at first sight for Don and Rhonda. Their true passion and heart has always been, first and foremost, in land and all that it brings. Lazy Creek - the vineyards, the farm, the animals, the gardens, the special Heritage roses - truly represents a personal journey for them.
Don and Rhonda honor the philosophy and tradition of producing the Alsatian-European style of wines that Lazy Creek enthusiasts have come to enjoy. ”We truly believe that great wines begin in the vineyards, and we feel honored to carry on the tradition of superbly-crafted, artisan wines established by those before us at Lazy Creek,” says Don Carano. Also believing whole-heartedly in allowing the vineyards to express themselves are Winemakers Christy Ackerman and Sarah Quider.
LCV Winemaker Christy Ackerman produces wines in consultation with Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Winemaker Sarah Quider on the new Pinot Noir program, as well as limited production of LCV’s acclaimed Gewurztraminer and Riesling. Christy and Sarah share a long history together, having worked side-by-side for many years at Jordan Winery and more recently, Ferrari-Carano.