G. & C. Lurton Trinité Estate, founded by Gonzague and Claire Lurton, represents the legacy of fourth-generation winemakers from Bordeaux, who have extended their winemaking expertise to Sonoma County, California. Their estate is situated on the hillside of Chalk Hill Mountain, embracing the region’s stunning beauty. The winery focuses on producing high-quality wines, with one of its flagship offerings being the red blend Acaibo.
Central to their winemaking philosophy is an organic, farming-focused approach in the vineyards, focusing on growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France, and Merlot grapes. Sustainability and organic farming practices are core principles for the estate, and they work closely with some biodynamic practices to preserve the land’s heritage and ensure a sustainable future.
The 24-acre vineyard of Trinité Estate is uniquely located between the cool Russian River Valley to the west, the warm Alexander Valley to the northeast, and Knights Valley. This diverse terroir, characterised by various microclimates, topography, and soils, significantly shapes the delicate and well-balanced wines produced here. G. & C. Lurton Trinité Estate has strategically replanted 12 acres with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc clones specifically suited to the vineyard’s soil profiles, exposition, and slopes.
In the vineyard, G. & C. Lurton Trinité Estate focuses on maintaining a natural equilibrium and promoting organic and microbial growth. They are committed to sustainable practices, using minimal to no conventional chemical treatments, and incorporate various biodynamic principles into their viticulture regime, creating a living, breathing ecosystem supporting exceptional fruit growth.