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About Alquimista Cellars

"Inhale the science, exhale the art" - Greg LaFollette, Patrick Dillon - winemakers

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Our passion is to capture both magic and your imagination. What if you could couple one of the world’s most daring winemakers with chancy, enigmatic, sometimes remote, mystical vineyards? Imagine a winemaking ecosystem built on science, spirituality, boundary breaking artistry, and risk. Imagine experiencing wines that are informing a new generation of discovery, while, at the same time, venerating old world tradition.Known throughout the wine world as a “vine whisperer,” “cellar magician,” and tireless coaxer and protector of his handcrafted wines, Greg La Follette bears the bona fides of the alchemist. A former seminarian and biochemist with degrees in Plant Biology and Chemistry, he was an early AIDS researcher at the University of California San Francisco before earning his masters degree in Food Science and Technology at the University of California Davis. It was at Davis that Greg became fascinated with “mouth feel” and literally tore wines apart, determined to decode the chemical riddles of taste and texture, especially in Burgundian styles of Pinot noir and chardonnay.Patrick Dillon has traveled an altogether different path to becoming Alquimista Cellars partner and co-winemaker. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, writer, author, editor, web content director and strategic consultant, he has also been a vice president of a global software firm and executive producer of a global, web-based data visualization design firm. He is also the co-author of a cookbook: Open Range. In 2000 Patrick and his wife Anne purchased a small farm in Sonoma County. This is where he met Eric Sussman, whose soon to be award-winning Radio Coteau label was in its nascent stage. Eric needed someone willing to provide “sweat equity”; thus Patrick’s passion for winemaking began in the early hours doing punch downs in the cellar with Eric.

Notable Features

  • Limited Production
  • Sustainable
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Noir
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