Las Positas Winery
Las Positas Vineyards is a vineyard and winery dedicated to the marriage of Old World craftsmanship and New World pioneer spirit in the production of world class wine from our estate in California’s Livermore Valley. We offer small lots of handcrafted wines that epitomize our commitment to the earth and her fruit. We promise our consumers and business partners to be true to the ideals of “good wine starts with good vines and soil.”
Our Mission, Our Passion
Our family venture began when Lisa and Lothar Maier purchased a 20 acre vineyard located on Kalthoff Commons in the southwest corner of the Livermore Valley in January 2006. We decided that the existing vineyard was not up to our standards. That year, we pulled the existing vines and tilled the soil so as to break the hardpan barrier that resides below the surface of this region. We then planted small parcels in different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. Our labor of love began in earnest.
With our passion and efforts devoted to the vines, we believed that the name of our winery and vineyard needed to be true to the rich heritage of the Livermore Valley. Thus, we began to search through local history books and maps to find the perfect inspirational name for our endeavor. In our research, we learned that Robert Livermore named his original 40,000 acre property Rancho Las Positas because of the many streams and watering holes that coursed through the land.