In 2014, Katy teamed up with Ted Klopp and Lauren Klopp Williams (also of Thorn Ridge Vineyard and Klopp Ranch Vineyard) in the planting of this coastal vineyard. While this area of the Sonoma Coast is predominantly planted to Pinot Noir, Katy, Ted, and Lauren believed this site to be exceptionally suited to Chardonnay. With decades worth of combined Sonoma Coast experience, they went all in on that theory and in 2019, their bets paid off with the release of our inaugural 2017 LaRue H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay.
Vibrant, structured, and acid-driven, our H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay is an excellent complement to our fuller-bodied, citrus-driven Charles Heintz Chardonnay. H. Klopp’s coastal climate and Goldridge sandy loam soils lends excellent complexity of minerality and high levels of acidity to this beautiful wine that we excited to showcase in our portfolio.