Welcome to Nola Winery
OUR PASSION IS OUR PURPOSE
Here at Nola our passion is to produce small amounts of handcrafted wines that can be enjoyed by themselves or paired with foods for outstanding results.
We are a boutique winery located in Sonoma California, founded in 2005 by Jeff Filimon and Len Stecklow and inspired by our passion for world class wines.
We were later joined by Barbara Quinn Sullivan as Senior Vice President for distribution and sales who shares our commitment and passion for great wines. Barbara, located in New York, handles Nola Winery business on the East Coast.
We select the finest fruit and then based on the grapes selected and their unique characteristics for that year, we begin our process of blending, aging, and tasting to ensure a wine that we can be proud of for ourselves and to offer to you.
Our 2005 first release of was a complex and beautiful Syrah using grapes from the White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. That same year, we released a crisp and delicious 2006 Sauvignon Blanc from Galleron Vineyard in Napa. Both were met with high praise and were quickly sold out.
Our current releases include our 2006 Syrah and 2007 Sauvignon Blanc.
The 2006 Syrah was created again using grapes from White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. This Syrah is full of dark black fruits with notes of red cherry and plum. It has soft barrel toast aromas with warm pepper and spice, with fine tannin support.
The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc has lifted tree fruits, lime, lemongrass and gooseberry, along with lifted melon flavors with a broad mouth-filling palate. It has a lovely clean finish and is dynamic with food.
We are really excited about our latest releases and hope you enjoy these wines as much as we did crafting them.
Our Consulting Master Winemaker is Kian Tavakoli. He earned his Viticulture degree from U.C. Davis in Northern California as well as a degree in genetics. Kian’s winemaking experience includes 4 years at Opus One perfecting his Cabernet winemaking and 9 years at Clos Du Val where he headed up their highly acclaimed reserve bottling.
Join our mailing list