Langtry wins accolades 2006 Genevieve Chardonnay

MIDDLETOWN – Langtry Estate and Vineyards recently reintroduced its top-tier Langtry line as single vineyard wines from its best estate vineyards. The winery has received high praise for its 2006 Genevieve Chardonnay, which received 90 points in the February 2008 Wine Enthusiast.

The Langtry 2006 Genevieve Chardonnay was produced from the winery’s 10-acre Genevieve Vineyard on the Guenoc Valley floor, where very cool nights generate mature fruit with excellent acidity.

The wine was partially fermented in French oak barrels, and a portion underwent malolactic fermentation for additional complexity and richness. The wine has abundant floral, honeysuckle and pineapple characteristics.

The history of the winery dates back to 1854 when winegrapes were first planted in the Guenoc Valley. Victorian actress Lillie Langtry owned the property from 1888 to 1906.

Today, the property is owned by Hawaii-based Malulani Investments. Langtry Estate and Vineyards has extensive vineyard holdings in Lake County and is the oldest and largest winegrower in the region. The picturesque estate consists of 21,349 acres and straddles Lake and Napa counties. Vineyards are limited to 449 prime acres. Guenoc wines are distributed nationally.

Additional information on the winery is available at or by calling 707-987-2385.

Langtry Estate and Vineyards is located at 21000 Butts Canyon Road, Middletown.