Keller Estate is a true Estate: from vine to bottle, everything is done at the property. Over 25 years ago, Arturo Keller and his wife Deborah were driving the meandering Sonoma roads in a vintage car when they discovered a beautiful property overlooking the Petaluma Valley in Sonoma County. Located just 45 minutes from San Francisco and boasting unique growing conditions, they knew that this was the place to plant their vineyards. Soon after, Ana Keller joined in the idea of creating a magnificent family winery in Petaluma, and together they embarked on the mission of producing the most expressive and elegant wines from the property.
In 1989, the first Chardonnay vineyard was planted in what has become known as the La Cruz vineyard. Keller's first vintage was sold to Rombauer, who rapidly became excited with the potential of the site. By 1999, a few acres of Pinot Noir had been planted, and the Kellers knew they had the potential to make some very interesting wines. The Keller Estate label became a reality in 2000. Soon after, the family, in collaboration with the prestigious firm of Legorreta+Legorreta, designed and built its artistic and dramatic winery.
The terroir at Keller Estate is defined by an area known as the Petaluma Gap, which is subject to two major maritime influences. The San Pablo Bay lies immediately to the south, while to the northwest is an opening in the coastal hills which allows masses of fog from the coast to flow freely towards the Petaluma Valley. This geographical signature is unique and creates a cool and long growing season for our vineyards. Keller Estate's Pinot Noir grows particularly beautiful in these foggy conditions.
Today Keller Estate has some of the oldest vineyards in the area and a thorough knowledge of its potential as one of the finest winery Estates in Northern California. Its limited production of sustainably grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Syrah continue to reach new levels of elegance and finesse.
5875 Lakeville Hwy
Petaluma CA 94954
Phone: (707) 765-2117