Our goal is to share the passing of time through our family's vineyard.
Arturo Keller and his wife Deborah first fell in love with the site while driving a vintage car through the meandering Sonoma roads, and selected the property for its potential as a site for a world-class vineyard. Clearly, the property's beauty, setting, and history influenced our decision to make it our home.
In 1989, we planted the first Chardonnay vines, and La Cruz vineyard was born. Our first vintage was sold to Rombauer Vineyards, who rapidly became excited with the potential of the site. By 1999, we planted a few acres of Pinot Noir, and recognized the potential to make our own exceptional wines. In 2000, the Keller Estate label became a reality. Shortly after, in collaboration with the prestigious firm of Legorreta+Legorreta we designed and built our stunning, functional winery, designed specifically for gravity flow wine making. The design of our winemaking facility has served as an inspiration to other wineries.