Walt and Joan Flowers, who were originally in the nursery business in Pennsylvania,
had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture.
Their common love for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir eventually lead them across country
to Northern California’s rugged Sonoma Coast.
Perched on top of soaring coastal ridges that border the Pacific Ocean, Flowers’ estate
vineyards were some of the first planted on the “extreme” Sonoma Coast . Flowers
vineyards rise up just two miles from the rugged Pacific Ocean cliffs at elevations of
1,150 to 1,875 feet. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the
heat of summer allowing fruit to fully mature with fresh, complex flavors and lively
Today, Flowers Winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate
properties, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard and Sea View Ridge Vineyard, as well as
select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA. These wines are
elegant and refined and serve as a benchmark for Burgundy varietals in California.