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Meet 6th generation winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou! Steven's great, great, great grandfather Pierre Pellier has been documented as bringing over some of the first cuttings of Pinot Noir from France. Join Steven with this story while tasting through the La Rochelle wines and ask him about his other passions…Family, Bruce Springsteen and Gin!


2010 Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

2010 Pinot Noir, Donum Estate, Carneros

2010 Chardonnay, Dutton-Morelli Lane, Russian River Valley

Maker Info
La Rochelle Winery

Our mission at La Rochelle is a simple one:  to make California’s best, most interesting, most collectable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


My family introduced the Pinot Noir grape to California in the 1850s. Today, we partner with the state’s most renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards – Garys’. Sleepy Hollow. Rosella’s. Londer. Paraiso. Tondre. Ferrington. Deer Park. We craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown on these famed estates that let the individual vineyard’s terroir, its special sense of place, shine through.


My great-great-great grandfather left the French port of La Rochelle one hundred and sixty years ago on a voyage of possibilities. Our journey at La Rochelle Winery is an equally exciting one:  to discover the best vineyards and translate those exceptional estates into limited releases worthy of our heritage.


Steven Kent Mirassou