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.
Today, Las Positas Vineyards is a family winery that
produces small lots of estate grown wines with unique character and
exceptional quality. Visit us and enjoy our wines while enjoying spectacular vineyard vista views.
Our Mission, Our Passion
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.”