LC 2022 Gruner

Lincourt Grüner Veltliner

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Lincourt wines are produced entirely from our two estate vineyards within the AVA.


APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills

GRAPES: 100% Grüner Veltliner

AGING: Stainless Steel


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This wine opens with aromas of kiwi fruit, freshly-squeezed lemon, and hints of tangerine zest. On the palate, it is lean and crisp with a medley of fruit flavors. Peach, kiwi, and lemon marry seamlessly in this light, refreshing wine. Enjoy with a spring time brunch, avocado and grapefruit salad, or English pea shoot salad with salty yogurt dressing.


The fruit for this wine was harvested and sorted in the vineyard prior to arrival at the winery. The clusters were then carefully destemmed to keep the berries intact. Additional hand sorting removed any jack stems before the fruit was transferred to small, stainless steel, open-top fermenters. The juice and skins were cold soaked for 4 days prior to fermentation and then gently punched down for several days. After primary fermentation was complete, the new wine was drained and the skins were gently pressed. This wine is 100% stainless steel fermented and aged.


The prominent event of vintage 2022 was an unprecedented heat wave that occurred September 1-8, with temperatures reaching 106 degrees. Industry wide, we have referred to this anomaly as the “heat dome.” As harvest progressed, we experienced a bit of rain, lightning, and humidity pressure from Hurricane Kay mid-September. Mother Nature dealt us a surprising number of challenging weather circumstances, but overall 2022 delivered beautifully balanced, light-bodied wines.