Larry Hyde founded Hyde Vineyards in 1979 and it has since been hailed as a Grand Cru calibre site primarily known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit, used by some of the most highly acclaimed wine producers in Napa and Sonoma, including David Ramey, Mark Aubert, Steve Kistler and Aubert de Villaine.
After 30 years of providing an extraordinary quality of grapes to clients exclusively, Larry began his latest venture, purchasing a new piece of property with the dream of one day making wines under his own label at his estate winery.In 2006, Larry and his son, Chris, planted seven different clonal selections of Pinot, with the first vintage harvested in 2009.
Just three years later, the first Estate Chardonnay was harvested, and, with the completion of the tasting room in 2017 Larry Hyde's dream was realised.
Around 2,500 cases are now produced annually at the Estate, comprised of single-lot Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot, all made using their elite collection of proprietary vine selections.
The Estate is farmed organically, with all of the grapes harvested by hand.
Larry's first job in the wine industry was as a vineyard worker for Ridge Vineyards in 1970.
He followed this with a role as a cellar worker for Joseph Phelps, until leaving in 1977 to purchase and transform the Carneros soils into what is now known as Hyde Vineyards.