Lioco Wine Co.

LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider.

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  • LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the heavy-handed wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some local wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration, as were the more restrained California wines of the 1980’s.

    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.

    Join us for a cold glass of Rose, enjoy an ever-changing playlist of vintage vinyl, and hear the stories behind the wines.

    Welcome to our story,

    Matt & Sara

    • Cool space

      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...

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    • One tasting room to definitely hit in town!

      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...

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    • Fabulous Wines, Stunning Tasting Room

      My husband and I were in Healdsburg, Ca over the Labor Day weekend. We did several tasting room visits but the standout experience was at the LIOCO tasting room. They just opened and we think it...

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