Talbott Vineyards | Santa Lucia Highlands
Talbott Vineyards crafts estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir into exquisite coastal wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. In 1950, Robert Talbott, founder of a luxury silk tie company, was introduced to and fell in love with the fine wines of France. He dreamt of using the Burgundian techniques he had become passionate about, to one day make his own Californian wines.
Meanwhile, in 1972, the legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard was planted for the first time in the cool-climate region of the Santa Lucia Highlands. In 1982, Robert together with his son, Robb, realised his dream and launched Talbott Vineyards. In 1994, they acquired the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard to become an all-estate winery. For 30 years, their wines have consistently garnered praise from wine critics and enthusiasts alike, including a rare 100-point score for the 1990 vintage of the Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay from Wine Spectator during a special retrospective tasting in 1997.