Named after her great grandfather who left Italy to settle in Hollister, Alison Thompson founded L.A. LePiane in 2013. But her predisposition for the craft began much earlier, as she studied biology and Italian at UC Santa Barbara before studying abroad in Siena, Italy for a semester. Her obsession with Italian food and wine was no passing fad, and while pursuing her master's in viticulture at UC Davis, she jumped back across the pond for a chance to make wine in Barolo.
Alison's wines are singular in California's central coast, tying the region's similarities in climate and topography back to her ancestral homeland of Italy. I'm thrilled to feature these wines and know that you all will love them as much as we do.