Nestled under California pepper trees and overlooking the Alamo Pintado Vineyard near Solvang, Lincourt retains the rural charm and simplicity of an earlier era. Once a dairy property, the old farmhouse—an original 1926 Sears Craftsman kit home—serves as our tasting room. The Lincourt picnic grounds, lawns and gardens are the perfect spot to spend a leisurely day with family and friends and a bottle of wine.
Lincourt Vineyards is located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.
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Lorna grew up in Fallbrook, California near San Diego. In 2003, she received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture Science with a Minor in Agribusiness and Viticulture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While attending school, she received her first taste of the wine industry through a hospitality position in Edna Valley and was immediately intrigued by the business and ultimately decided to shift into wine production after completing a viticulture internship.
Lorna obtained her start in wine production from Longoria Wines in Sta. Rita Hills in 2005. She can still remember the first time she topped a barrel and her early fascination with the synergy of farming, science and artistry that goes into creating a great wine. She also fell in love with the rolling vineyards of the Santa Rita Hills AVA, and knew she wanted to be part of this highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine region. After a few vintages at Longoria as Assistant Winemaker, Lorna decided to return to school to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Enology from California State University Fresno. While in Fresno, she worked in production at Fresno State Winery, receiving her degree in 2008. She then moved on to become Enologist and Assistant Winemaker for Summerwood Winery and Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles.
With Pinot Noir as her first oenophilic love, as it was the first wine she learned how to make, Lorna headed back to her home base in Sta. Rita Hills, in 2011, where she joined the Foley Wine Group as Assistant Winemaker for both Lincourt Vineyards and Foley Estate. Presently, Lorna remains happy to be part of a winemaking team comprised of hard working, generous, and fun individuals. Now in the role of Winemaker, she is excited to continue the tradition of producing high quality wines produced from some of the best vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills.
Lorna lives in Los Alamos with her husband Matt who also works in the wine industry, her stepson Joe and two rescue dogs, Dunkel and Gandhi. When she’s not at the winery, she enjoys good food-Indian and Thai food especially, hiking with her husband and dogs, and photography.
Bill Foley launched Foley Family Wines in 1996 with the acquisition of Lincourt Vineyards in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Since then, Foley Family Wines has grown to become a major producer, marketer and distributor of highly-acclaimed, handmade wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards.
Bill Foley is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Inc and Executive Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services. Both are Fortune 500 companies.
An avid and accomplished golfer (Golf Digest’s Top 20 Executive Golfers in the World, 2006), Bill received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from The University of Washington School of Law.
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Estate Vineyards / AVA
The 460-acre Rancho Santa Rosa estate vineyard features 230 acres of vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are maritime-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller vineyards. In fact, the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard was originally conceived as individual micro-vineyards delineated into 59 unique blocks based upon soil type, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. Rancho Santa Rosa produces remarkably rich and silky wines.
RANCHO LAS HERMANAS - LINDSAY'S & COURTNEY'S VINEYARD WEST
The majestic 500-acre Rancho Las Hermanas estate property features 205 acres of Pinot Noir (Lindsay’s Vineyard) and 52 acres of Chardonnay (Courtney’s Vineyard). It is a cool, rolling site that offers six distinct, limestone-based soil types. To take full advantage of the intricate terroir, Rancho Las Hermanas is planted to a combination of heritage, heirloom and other specifically selected clones.