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Winemaking Philosophy

LaZarre Wines is a small, family-run venture created by veteran Central Coast winemaker, Adam LaZarre, and his wife, Angie. The brand was started in 2003 primarily as a high-end, single-vineyard Pinot Noir project and has grown to include such varietals as Merlot, Albariño, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin Gris, and Chardonnay.

Through many of their contacts developed over the decades working for various wine companies, Adam and Angie have created relationships with a number of great growers on the Central Coast of California from which they source their fruit. These vineyards range from Pine Canyon deep in the hills of western Monterey County down to the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County. In between are Paso Robles and Edna Valley, two other sources of grapes for the portfolio.

These wines are limited in their production and are really the best offerings the LaZarre’s can deliver in any particular vintage. They are completely committed to providing the very best possible wines at any price and will continue to do so until they depart the earth. After all, wine is a gift from God and should be enjoyed responsibly or at least naked…

High Quality ~ Small Lot ~ Approachable ~ Unique

Adam LaZarre Winemaker Signature

About Adam & Angie LaZarre

Adam LaZarre

WINEMAKER

Adam LaZarre is a veteran winemaker with nearly 20 years of experience behind him. Previously, he was the Vice President of Winemaking for Hahn Estates winery in Monterey County and was part of the team that created such superstar wines as Rex-Goliath and Cycles-Gladiator. Prior to that, Adam produced wines for a number of Central Coast and North Coast wineries as well as participated in the production of wines in Chile and in Spain.

Adam first fell in love with wine while serving honorably in the U.S. Navy.  Rather than continue his military service, he chose to enroll in Fresno State’s highly acclaimed Enology program where he graduated, despite all the wine he drank while in school. During his studies, he fell in love with and subsequently relocated to the Central Coast of California where he produced wines for Elliston Vineyards, Jekel Winery, and Constellation Wine Company.

Adam is one of the most accoladed winemakers in California, with Best-of-Show wins at the most prestigious wine competitions in the world including the L.A. International Wine Competition where he is the only three time winner of this respected wine competition. In 2005, Adam was named “Winemaker of the Year” in the Sacramento Bee and was also named “One of the Top Five Winemakers” in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. Earlier in 2012, Adam was ranked #69 on IntoWine.com’s “100 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry”.

Angie LaZarre

DIRECTOR / CO-WINEMAKER

Angie LaZarre has been in the wine industry for over 17 years. She has participated in every aspect of wine, from providing hospitality, to picking grapes, doing punch downs to bottling and selling wine and spirits all over the world. She has also created wine clubs for several wineries. In addition to managing LaZarre Wines, she has studied and earned her level 1 certificate in the Court of Master Sommeliers program, all while raising her 3 wild loving children.

Angie’s professional wine career began with learning about and selling Italian wine at Tutto Buono Trattoria in Monterey, California at age 20. Her first winery job was at Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room, where she was a tasting room attendant in charge of the gift and apparel shop and started their wine club.

From there, Angie worked at Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery as a Hospitality Coordinator. She was the wedding coordinator as well and took care of key accounts from all National and International Distributor visits.

Angie moved to Paso Robles 2008. She opened Pianetta Winery Tasting Room in downtown Paso Robles, started their wine club and implemented all key events. In 2009, she worked at Frank-Lin Distillery & Distribution as a fine wine and spirits Sales Representative managing the Central Coast of California.

After having Sarina, her 3rd baby, Angie became a medical assistant and office manager to William Sima, Orthopedic Surgeon in Templeton, California. In 2016, she resigned from the medical field to pursue growing LaZarre Wines full time. She has since been a judge for several International wine competitions.

 

Her passion for wine is only exceeded by her passion and love for her family. Throughout her myriad wine career, she has managed LaZarre Wines since 2007.

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Phone: (831) 737-9005 | Email: info@lazarrewines.com | Mailing Address: 5678 Lone Pine Place – Paso Robles, CA 93446