Kanzler Vineyards located in Sebastopol, CA specializes in growing, and producing small lots of traditionally crafted, Pinot Noir from exceptional vineyards in the cool but sunny hills of western Sonoma County in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Kanzler Vineyards began in 1996 as the dream of Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Planted in 1996, in a former apple orchard, near the town of Sebastopol, Kanzler Vineyard quickly developed a reputation for producing world class Pinot Noir fruit, featured in award winning wines from some of the finest wineries in Northern California.
In 2004, the Kanzlers partnered with winemaker Greg Stach, to make wine from grapes grown exclusively from their vineyard. The first estate-bottled wine, Kanzler Vineyards, 2004 Sonoma Coast and 2004 Reserve Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir were released in July, 2005. That wine garnered rave reviews, receiving a 93 from Wine Spectator, virtually unheard of for a first release. The 2005 and 2006 releases were also highly rated and well received, selling out almost as soon as they were released.