LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. Today the winery is owned and operated by the Licklider family. Husband/wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider and their small team produce the wines at a state-of-the-art winemaking cooperative in Santa Rosa. All of the fruit is purchased from exceptional vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino). The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. Room is made for such discoveries.
By Stephen1963 - on Jun 20, 2019
This tasting room is in downtown Healdsburg right on the square. Their wines are a fun blend of interesting wines from some different terroirs. All were wonderful, some were interesting or even...
My wife and I returned to Healdsburg last week after a few years from our first visit. Straight from SFO, we were desperate for a cool glass of chard or SB. Happened upon this new shop, looked clean...