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"We are so confident in our wines that if you ever open a bottle that does not meet your expectations we will replace it with one of the same or a different vintage, no questions asked.

Lauterbach Cellars Is Solar!

In 2005, with the help of Alternative Energy Inc, we were one of the first wineries in the area to install solar electric.

This has been very exciting and very successful.  Our annual electric bill for the residence, winery, and wine storage area averages about $200. 

It is a great feeling to be pumping electricity into the grid at the peak hours of need, and at the same time greatly reducing the need for and cost of electric power. 

There is no place where this makes more sense than a winery.

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Bottling on Boxers day 2012

There has been a family tradition of bottling the day after Christmas with the extended family.  This year the patriarch "Ned" aged 90, flew out from Chicago for the holidays, so we renewed the tradition.  The family bottled 72 cases of the 2009 Syrah, which may prove to be one of our best years.  Included are three generations with three of the Lauterbach siblings and two spouses, and two grandkids.

Bottling on Boxers Day 2012

Soon to come, Our wine club!

Also coming is Wine Roads Barrel Weekend March 1-3 and 8-10.  We will be tasting our 2012 barrels and have some specials.  Please join us.

About Our Winery

Stew's son on the tractorWith the first harvest in 1998 we made homemade wine . The 1999 vintage was incredible and it became apparent that we could not give away wine forever. We began the permit process for a commercial winery and in 2002 our wines became available to everyone.

In 2011 we met the permit requirements to expand our production to 2500 cases with a tasting room. Call for an appointment for tasting and sales at the winery.

Since 2006, all of our wines are estate bottled. We use only our grapes and all of the production is made in house. Luckily, whenever we have questions, Rod Berglund (the local wine historian, and the winemaker for Joseph Swan Vineyards) has been our wine consultant. You can see by the photo gallery that this is truly a family  and  friend affair.

Our latest ventures are  producing a Syrah Rose (first in 2006) and Syrah Port (2008).   We love the chemistry involved in the production of the port , however we are not allowed to call it a port so it is Syrah Dessert Wine.  Perhaps a syrah sparking wine may be in our future??!!

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