' Lawer Estates - Our Story

Our Story

More than a decade ago, David and Betsy Lawer fell in love with and purchased one of the most unique vineyards in Calistoga. The special characteristics of this Knight’s Valley vineyard inspired them to create one-of-a-kind, limited production wines that can be shared with total confidence among family and friends.

Betsy Lawer is a third generation Alaskan banker who has proven that helping people succeed in the community is not only the right thing to do, but is the right approach to business. Betsy and David apply those core values to their winery. Betsy and David run Lawer Estates together with their extended family and their experienced team of vineyard managers, viticulturists and winemakers.

As a tribute to their love of business, whether it’s banking or winemaking, the Lawers designed their label to harken back to the era of fine, inscribed bonds or stock certificates--artfully merging their banking and winemaking worlds. The landscape etching on the Lawer Estates label is one of their favorite vineyard views.

The Lawer family is committed to sustainable farming and excellence in their grape growing and winemaking. Lawer Estates vineyards are sustainably farmed, thoughtfully managed and meticulously maintained, and the grapes are always hand picked at harvest. The Lawers hope to continue these traditions for generations to come.

A season in the vineyard

With exceptional terrior and unique climate, Betsy's Vineyard in Knights Valley is known for yielding some of the region's finest grapes. Follow a Season in the Vineyard, to discover just what makes this vineyard special.

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