De Loach Vineyards

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De Loach Vineyards
Appellation Russian River Valley AVA
Founded 1975
First vintage 1975
Key people Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor; Brian Maloney, Director of Winemaking; Eric Pooler, Winegrower; Lisa Heisinger, VP Operations
Parent company Boisset Family Estates
Known for O.F.S. Pinot Noir
Tasting Open seven days a week from 10 AM - 5 PM. Tours by appointmnet. Tours & unique experiences by appointment.

De Loach Vineyards was started in 1975 by Cecil and Christine De Loach, and was one of the first wineries established in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California.[1]

The winery ran into financial difficulties in late 2001 due to over-expansion and poor market conditions.[2] The winery's peak production was 250,000 cases. In May 2003, De Loach Vineyards filed bankruptcy.[3] The Boisset family of Burgundy, France purchased De Loach in November 2003.[4] In 2005 Cecil and Christine De Loach started a new winery, Hook & Ladder.[5][6] In May 2005, Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane purchased Hartman Lane Vineyards and Winery, an 18-acre property and winery facility in the Russian River Valley AVA from Cecil De Loach,[7] to start Benovia Winery.


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Coordinates: 38°27′43″N 122°49′16″W / 38.46194°N 122.82111°W / 38.46194; -122.82111