The Pinot grape is back! Pinot Noir is a thin skinned black grape variety that is notoriously difficult to grow. Some of the best examples come from cool climates such as Burgundy in France, Carneros in California, Willamette Valley in Oregon and Central Otago in New Zealand.


A staple of Lake County for the last nearly 30 years, Steele Winery carries on the legacy of its founder Jed Steele with a focus on small allotments of a wide range of wine varietals. Shannon Family of Wines purchased Steele in 2020 and has continued Jed’s practice of craftsmanship winemaking.


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