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Lioco Wine Co.

125 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Lioco Wines, Matt and Sara Licklider
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
Amenities
AVAs Where Wines Are From:
Russian River Valley
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Valley
Prominent Wines Produced:
Carignan
Chardonnay
Gewürztraminer
Pinot Noir
Rosé
Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc
Syrah
Tasting Room Info:
By Appointment Only
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