Our estate is made up of three vineyard sites: Quail Hill Vineyard, Susanna’s Vineyard and Adam’s Vineyard.
Purchased by Lynn Fritz in 1980, Quail Hill Vineyard is at the heart of Lynmar, with 17 distinct blocks planted with 14 Pinot Noir and 4 Chardonnay clones that make up the backbone of our wine collection. A true jewel of the Russian River Valley, Wine Spectator declared Quail Hill Vineyard one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in Sonoma County (September 2011).
Susanna’s Vineyard lies in a cool pocket that sits within the Green Valley, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Though only two miles from Quail Hill, the climate is markedly cooler here, and this climactic counterpoint is reflected in the wines. A gift from Lynn to his wife Anisya, it was planted in 2006 with 10 acres of Pinot Noir, and 10 of Chardonnay, employing the best practices learned at Quail Hill Vineyard over 30 years.
Our most recent addition, Adam’s Vineyard sits above the fog line on a hillside in Forestville overlooking the Russian River Valley. The 9-acre site was planted in 2013 with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Warmer than both Quail Hill and Susanna’s, we are very excited about what these new vines will bring to the Lynmar portfolio.