The Founders’ Story
Blair Allan and Simone Lagomarsino are a force to be reckoned with. Their individual levels of passion and dedication have earned them both impressive resumés and a lengthy list of accomplishments. They have a talent for spotting great potential and this is what led them to purchase their stunning property in the Santa Rosa Valley. Blair and Simone built a barn and planted a 100-tree avocado orchard as well as multiple varieties of fruit trees. They studied the soil and determined the right nutrients, fertilizers and pruning techniques to produce the best fruit, herbs, and vegetables in the area. In 2008, after many trips to Napa, Sonoma, and Europe, they planted a vineyard to bridge their European heritage with the new world of winemaking to create remarkable wines with unique character and flavor. They planted varietals proven to grow well in the area. Among these were Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and three different clones of Pinot Noir and thus, Al Lago Wines was born. In 2014, they proudly partnered with winemaker Guillaume Fabre who further enhanced the exceptional quality of the vineyard. Each vine is carefully tended, hand pruned and picked to guarantee wines of the highest quality.