Our Wines

It All Starts in The Vineyard

The Lambeth Family Vineyards lie in the up-and-coming Clarksburg America Viticultural Area (AVA), a pastoral strip along the Sacramento River near the charming small town of Clarksburg, California, population 400-ish. Known to locals and wine insiders as a source spot for quality fruit, the appellation has been quietly coming into its own for decades.

In fact, some of the most prestigious California winemakers turn to the AVA’s growers to provide fruit for their creations. They know that temperature and soil play leading roles in fruit quality, and the Sacramento River Delta’s day and evening temperatures are comparable to the best wine grape regions in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The rich, ancient riverbed soil of the Delta provides fertile ground for growing wine grapes.

The Clarksburg AVA spans three counties in the Sacramento Valley: Solano, Yolo, and Sacramento. Some vineyards here date to the 1800s, yet the region is so unspoiled and unknown that there are only twelve wineries and forty-six growers in the entire 65,000-acre AVA, and only 9,000 acres are planted to vine. Most of the region is farmland. And that’s part of its charm.

Sunny days bestow the warmth needed to shepherd the grapes to maturity, and nighttime maritime breezes cool the fruit enough to prevent it from over-ripening. The result is a long growing period that allows the little Sacramento Delta gems to reach their full potential.

Single-Vineyard & Single-Variety Wine

The Lambeth Family believes in protecting Mother Earth, farming sustainably, and using practices that ensure continued farming for generations to come. There are no blends here. Their wines are pure, single-vineyard and single-variety, and picked solely by hand at their peak of ripeness. Hand-harvesting is gentler on the grapes and offers the best way to select only the highest-quality fruit. These are truly artisanal wines, produced in micro quantities, with only fifty cases each of Petite Sirah and Albariño crafted each vintage.

2022 Albariño

Albariño is native to the Rias Baixas appellation in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, located along the Atlantic coastline. A full-flavored white wine with hints of apple, pear, and citrus, this crisp varietal has been gracing the tables of the Lambeth’s family and friends for years. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the limited-edition wine convinced the family to offer it as a flagship wine along with their Petite Sirah.

Clarksburg Albariño
Clarksburg Petite Sirah

2021 Petite Sirah

Hailing from France’s Rhône region, Petite Sirah is a California classic and considered the Clarksburg AVA’s heritage grape. One of the darkest red wines, it is typically heavy and tannic and often used to add structure and color to blends. But, in the fertile soil and ancient riverbeds of the Delta, 100 percent Petite Sirah is lighter, more delicate, and delicious as a single-variety wine.