History, Chemistry and the Best Wine Prices – Livermore Valley’s Fenestra Winery, Ep. 70

From homemade cranberry wine to a dizzying array of more than 20 award winning wines, Fenestra Winery owner and founder Lanny Replogle  is one of the best known and most respected vintners in California’s Livermore Valley. Fenestra is known for crafting everything from Albariño to port and sharing the wines in a historic rustic property at affordable price points. Fenestra is Latin for window and we are excited that Lanny is joining us today to give us a window into his world.

According to one local winemaker here in Livermore, Lanny is the historian of Livermore Valley Wine. This former chemistry teacher connects the technical to the artistic when it comes to winemaking and calls upon chemistry to name his art in a bottle: Conjugation, Infrared. Though Lanny retired back in 2018 that never really fully took. The Marys are thrilled that we could coax Lanny out of retirement to join us in person on the pod. He certainly charmed us, and we loved the variety of wines – such good sips at such great prices.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2017 Infrared Estate, Livermore Valley

True Red Lot 33, Livermore Valley

2017 Conjugation, Livermore Valley

Visit Fenestra Winery 83 Vallecitos Rd. Livermore, CA