Growers First

In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach, and his wife Christine, purchased the prized Barbieri Ranch in Russian River Valley’s coveted Olivet Road district. Both came armed with advanced degrees in anthropology but no background in farming or grape growing. That said, they had long dreamt of finding land their family could own and work together. For his part, Louis Barbieri, whose father Itilo planted the vineyard in 1905, was gratified to pass the vineyard on to a family committed to honoring its past, and stewarding its future.

Our Vineyards Today

Russian River Valley

Olivet Ranch –  20 acres, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay

Gambogi Ranch – 25 acres, “Old Vine” Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Henze Ranch – 9 acres, Pinot Noir

Severson Ranch – 8 acres, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir

Simeone Ranch – 3 acres, Pinot Noir

Chalk Hill

Los Amigos Ranch – 132 Acres Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah

Cecil & Christine De Loach


For more than three decades, Cecil and Christine De Loach have farmed grapes and made wine in the Russian River Valley. In 1970, while Cecil worked…

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Jason De Loach


Jason De Loach was introduced to the wine industry in the customary way; physical labor. As a young man at De Loach Vineyards he eventually worked his way into the cellar.

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