O’Connell Vineyards is located in the Vine Hill region of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Owners Jan and Dan O’Connell are committed to excellence and high standards. They express this in their Pinot Noir estate vineyards and wines.
History – Apples and Winegrapes
The O’Connell family has been producing exceptional quality apples in Sebastopol since 1913. In 2002, Jan and Dan planted Pinot Noir to the rich Gold Ridge soil of their Vine Hill Road ranch. In 2006, they harvested their first vintage and produced 300 cases of incredibly smooth, silky Pinot Noir, along with a small lot of a crisp, dry Pinot Noir Rosé. They have now harvested the 2017 crop for their twelfth vintage.
Commitment To Excellence
The O’Connell’s have been setting the standard for special events for twelve years at their Vine Hill House Event Center. Vine Hill House has achieved significant recognition as an unparalleled, exclusive event facility. O’Connell Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir reflects these same qualities – incredible fruit intensity produced in hand-crafted limited production.
2016 Pinot Noir
The 2016 vintage was hand-crafted from our south vineyard. This vineyard is slightly lower in elevation than our north vineyard and the clay/gravel soil is covered with 12 to 18 inches of Gold Ridge Sandy Loam. This vineyard reaches maturity five to seven days later than our north vineyard and produces rich elegant Pinot Noir with soft mouth feel and a long delicate finish. We do not blend our wine with any other clones. It is 100 percent Pommard aged in medium toast French oak barrels for eleven months.
Sales and Mailing List
The O’Connell Vineyards wines are offered exclusively at our vineyards, through our mailing list and wine club, at Vine Hill House special events, and at select wine purveyors. Join our mailing list and wine club to insure these incredible wines are reserved for you.