- Michelle Smith
- (707) 799-5972
- (707) 799-5972
- Vineyard Address:
- 700 Curtin Lane Sonoma, CA 95476
- Vineyard Management Company:
- Carneros Vineyard Management
Jim and Gloria Smith purchased the historic property in 1974. Jim grew up on a farm in Northern Idaho so farming was familiar to him. With the help local Sonoma farming community he picked up farming grapes. He tending to the grapes till his passing in 2018. At that time his daughter (Michelle Smith) and grandson (Erik Lindstrom) picked up the reigns and with the help on Carneros Vineyard Management we are implementing new farming practices. Its been a great adventure.
The Smith Estate is located in the town of Sonoma on the valley floor, nestled against the Sonoma Creek. The Estate has a long history, and is 168 years old. Established in the early 1850’s, it was the home of General Vallejo’s son, Andronico Vallejo.
The estate has always been a working ranch, producing apple and pear orchards, wine grapes, chickens and eggs. In 1974, Jim and Gloria Smith purchased the small 7 acre ranch which then had 75 year old head pruned Barbara grapes and apple trees.
In 1989, as consumer wine tastes were evolving, Jim replanted the vineyard with Chardonnay grapes and sold them to Schug Winery. This led to a 20 year working relationship with Walter Schug and Winemaker Mike Cox.
In 2018, Jim passed away, and a new generation of Smith/Lindstrom’s began managing the vineyards alongside Carneros Vineyard Management.
Sustainability is highly valued by Smith/Lindstrom’s, and we are currently integrating sustainable practices into our farming and ranch.