Las Positas Vineyards is dedicated to the marriage of Old World craftsmanship and New World pioneer spirit in the production of world class wines from our estate in California’s historic Livermore Valley AVA. We offer small lots of handcrafted wines that epitomize our commitment to the earth and her fruit.
Owner Lisa Maier and Winemaker Brent Amos
Brent Amos holds a degree in Oenology and Viticulture from Fresno State University. He has previously worked at Ferrari-Carano, Fritz, and for 7 years he produced award-winning wines at Fenestra winery in Livermore, CA. Year 2000 was Brent's first vintage. Las Positas Vineyards is fortunate to have Brent as our Winemaker!
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, Petit 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 and spectacular vineyard views.