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May 15, 2020

Landmark Vineyards’ community grant program and donations to the Redwood Empire Food Band and the La Luz Crisis fund was featured.

“Landmark Vineyards is giving $35,000 in donations to two nonprofit organizations through the Landmark Community Grants program. These grants will support programs focused on providing COVID-19 relief in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, two regions of Sonoma County where many Landmark employees live and work.

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Sonoma Index

May 1, 2020

Landmark’s Instagram Live Virtual Tasting was featured as the perfect activity to enjoy during the weekend of May 1st.

“It’s Friday again, and that means guilt-free wine drinking (as opposed to the self-loathing that accompanies your consumption during the week). Landmark Vineyards is aiming to elevate your game with a guided tasting of an award-winning flight. Call the winery to pick up your three-pack, then tune into Insta and hone your palette with a pro.”

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April 14, 2020

Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay was highlighted as a perfect Oaked Wine to enjoy right now.

“2017 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay $20 - Coming from some of the best vineyards in Sonoma Country, this Chardonnay is elegant, well-rounded, and has even made The Wine Spectator’s list of Top 100 seven times! With slight floral and vanilla notes that turn to bright Meyer lemon citrus, this bottle is deal for a gourmet brunch. We’re thinking a buttery lobster eggs Benedict that needs a crisp white to refresh the palate.”

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Sonoma Index

April 2, 2020

Landmark’s Virtual Tasting was highlighted as a way to bring Sonoma Wine Tasting into your home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Similarly, Landmark Vineyards is offering complementary virtual tastings with its certified wine educator and sommelier, Jim Gerakaris, with any wine order, and free delivery to customers in Kenwood or Santa Rosa”

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March 30, 2020

Landmark’s Hop Kiln Estate Property and Damaris Reserve Chardonnay were featured on

“My first stop: Landmark Vineyards Hop Kiln Estate – which, speaking of photographs, has undoubtedly been the backdrop for many “Kodak Moments” over the last 100 years. This awe-inspiring structure, built in 1905, is “a registered California Historical Landmark and recognized as ‘the most significant surviving example of a stone hop kiln in the North Coast Region,” according to information on Landmark’s website.

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February 24, 2020

Landmark’s Kenwood location was highlighted as a Sonoma winery with a great boutique.

“Landmark Vineyards has a good-sized tasting room and a tranquil patio and lawn from which to take in vineyard- and mountain views. The boutique area is little but large in local offerings. Starting with Cowgirl Creamery’s bries and Rustic Bakery’s flatbreads, there’s also locally-made jewelry, Beam and Branch baskets, blankets and super-rustic wine-stave centerpieces by Sonoma Shop Girl. (Courtesy of Landmark Vineyards)”

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January 16, 2020

Landmark Vineyards was highlighted as a winery to stop by when visiting Wine Country.

“Summer is a great time to spend a lazy Saturday and Sunday picnicking at a winery. Most—like Landmark Vineyards, Cline Cellars, and Rombauer Vineyards—allow you to BYOB (bring your own basket) and purchase provisions at the tasting room, but others curate deluxe wine and picnic experiences.

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Wine Spectator

December 31, 2019

Wine Spectator featured Landmark’s 2017 Overlook Pinot Noir as top value wine for $25 or less.

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December 9, 2019

Wine Spectator featured Landmark’s 2017 Grand Detour Pinot Noir as a perfect wine to cheers with during the holiday.

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November 5, 2019

Landmark Vineyards was featured as a place to stop by and enjoy when visiting wine country.

“Landmark Vineyards specializes in both of these grapes, sourcing its fruit from around California including Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. I visited the Russian River Valley tasting room, but you can also check out the one in Kenwood just off Sonoma Highway. BYO picnic at either spot or buy a basket that includes everything you need to live your best wine-tasting life.”

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October 14, 2019

Landmark’s Overlook Pinot Noir was featured as one of California’s top Pinot Noirs.

WS Review: Elegant and juicy, featuring minerally precision to the pomegranate, cherry and currant flavors. Slate and spice details show on the finish, with creamy accents. Drink now through 2024. 15,000 cases made.—K.M

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September 19, 2019

Landmark’s Overlook Pinot Noir was featured as the perfect wine to ‘chill’ with.

“Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir, 2017: ripe red fruit and spice combine with richly textured body and an elegant finish; $25.”

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June 3, 2019

Landmark Vineyards was featured as a hidden gem of a wedding venue by wedding planner Brooke Altman.

"Landmark Vineyards is one of my most favorite wedding venues in all of Napa or Sonoma...Known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they make incredible wines, but they have much more to offer than great wine."

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April 11, 2019

Landmark's Overlook Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are recognized as great wines for Spring.

"Landmark Vineyards just released the latest vintages of their Overlook wines. They both showcase Landmark's ability to create exceptional cuvees that reflect the best of every vintage."

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April 2, 2019 acknowledged Landmark's Community Grants Program.

"Landmark Vineyards today announced $50,000 in awards to 10 nonprofit organizations through the Landmark Comunity Grants program."

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February 28, 2019

Napa Valley Register online discussed the state of Chardonnay in 2019.

"Landmark 2016 Overlook Chardonnay, Sonoma County, $25. This great chard gets its fruit from a blend of 16 prime Sonoma County vineyards, whole cluster pressed, and no yeast added, fermented with only wild yeast. the wine is aged for 10 months sur lie. Landmark knows it Chardonnays and this is a masterpiece of the varietal."

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Februrary 27, 2019

Landmark was featured as one the 10 most beautiful wineries in Sonoma County.

"Located in the quaint community of Kenwood, Landmark is known for its small-production pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Tours and tastings are offered daily at the charming winery, but to really enjoy the surroundings, pack a picnic lunch or build your own basket with local cheeses and charcuterie available for purchase, then head outside to picnic with a bottle of wine.

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February 22, 2019

Landmark is highlighted as a Sonoma County Winery with a bocce court.

''Landmark Vineyards: This bocce ball court is available year-round on a first come, first served basis, but if you're coming with a crowd of six or more, you can call ahead and reserve court time. 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, (707) 833-0053,"

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January 8, 2019

Landmark 2016 Pinot Noir, Hop Kiln Estate, Russian River Valley, was recognized as Import Wine of the Year.

"The 2016 Hop Kiln Estate pinot noir from Landmark exhibits the classic weight and depth of a Russian River Valley pinot, wiht lifted cherry, rasberry and strawberry notes and an attractive touch of wood spice. the balance is exquisite and the fruit purity and palate length impressive. Rating: 92."

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January 2, 2019

After being included in Wine Spectator Magazine's Top 100 Wines of 2018, Landmark Vineyard was recognized locally by

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December 4, 2018

Landmark's school grants program was included in the education roundup.

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Sonoma Magazine

November/December 2018

Landmark's 2015 Overlook Chardonnay was featured as a Top 100 Wine in Sonoma Magazine.

"This multisite blend over delivers on price, with aromas and flavors of starfruit, apple, pear, grilled pineapple, mango and crystalized ginger. It's a rich, mouth-filling wine that finishes brisk and fresh, thanks to balancing acidity. 95 points at NCWC."

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November 12, 2018

Landmark's Hop Kiln Pinot Noir was included in the list of "50+ Kitchen Gifts That Are Perfect for Anyone Who Likes Food."

"The Landmark Hop Kiln Pinot Noir is the perfect pairing for everyhting you'll find on a charcuterie board, from nutty cheeses to cured meats and more. Members of their wine club can purchase for only $32!"

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Wine Spectator

October 31, 2018

Landmark's 2016 Overlook Pinot Noir was included in the 2018 Top 100 list.

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The Arizona Daily Sun

October 3, 2018

Landmark's 2016 Overlook Pinot Noir was featured as an attractive and tasteful wine under $25 in The Arizona Daily Sun.

"...this fine Pinot Noir is attractive in the glass, but even more so on nose and palate. Fruit on the attack is soon joined by tannins and complexity that linger through a lengthy finish."

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Sonoma Magazine

August 2018

Sonoma Magazine featured Landmark's 5th Annual Pig, Pizza & Pinot Festival.

"This tasty event celebrates Landmark Vineyards' Pinot Noirs by pairing them with whole roasted pig and freshly made pizzas provided by one of Sonoma's top restaurants, the girl & the fig."

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July 5, 2018

Landmark Vineyards is highlighted in the article "A Tiny Town Neighboring Napa is the Next California Culinary Destination."

"With so many incredible vineyards in the area, it's hard to choose a handful. Notable standouts in the Healdsburg area include Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate (a registered California historical landmark)..."

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Eater San Francisco

June 22, 2018

Landmark Vineyards was included in the article "17 Napa and Sonoma Wineries That are Perfect for Picnicking."

"Picture this: an expansive, grassy lawn, a pristine lake, bocce ball, sunshine, vineyard views, and small-lot chardonnay and pinot noir in your glass. That's what's on deck at Landmark Vineyards' picnic-perfect grounds in Sonoma Valley..."

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