The Spirit of Carneros

Carneros is a spirit … a state of mind … one that is unbridled and free.

Loosely defined by the geographic boundaries of Highway 37 on its southern end, Highway 29 to the east, and the Mayacamas Mountains on the west, Carneros has forever resisted being defined.

Established first as a wine growing region as early as the 1850s, Carneros stakes its claim as one of region’s oldest growing regions with one of the richest, most storied histories in all of California. Starmont Winery & Vineyards sits within the famed Stanly Ranch vineyard, famous for its prominence in field budding of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Home to world-class wineries, sheep and cattle ranches as well as world-class resorts, Carneros is the preferred destination for those seeking the authentic wine country experience.


An Amalgam of Old and New

In the mid-1800s, General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, of Sonoma fame, was instrumental in establishing the Carneros Region through the practice of awarding land grants to individuals who expressed…

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