After founding Landmark with other wine enthusiasts in the mid-1970’s, Damaris Deere Ford (great great grand-daughter of steel plow pioneer John Deere) fell in love with the Sonoma Valley’s Mayacamas Mountain views and growing wine community, which inspired her to move the winery in 1989 to its present Kenwood location. It was then the Landmark team began producing its world-renowned Chardonnay. With two locations in the Sonoma region (the other is known for its Pinot Noir), Landmark specializes in small-batch wines that are hand-crafted. The truly knowledgeable and welcoming team offers its clients and visitors a fun experience learning about its wines and region. The expansive property makes it easy to kill an entire afternoon (which, believe us, we did)–and along with the tasting room, you can picnic on the lawn and play corn hole or Bocce Ball, and, of course, take a tour of the vineyards.

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