The California Legislature honored Larkmead Vineyards for its 125th anniversary and its many accomplishments in the Napa Valley.
Calistoga, CA. 14. January 2021 – Larkmead Vineyards is pleased to announce that it has received a resolution from the California Legislature. The resolution, sponsored by the Honorable Bill Dodd (3rd Senate District) and Cecila M. Aguiar Curry (4th Senate District), recognizes Larkmead Winery for its 125th anniversary in 2020 and its history of accomplishments and contributions to the Napa Valley.
The resolution recognizes the many achievements of Larkmead Vineyards, including: being a haven for famous artists, poets and writers under the leadership of Lilly Hitchcock Coit; working with one of the most influential winemakers of the 20th century, Dr. Harold Olmo; and establishing itself as a world-class winery under the current leadership of Cam Baker and Kate Solari Baker. In addition, the resolution recognizes Larkmead Vineyards’ ongoing commitment to the Napa Valley Agricultural Reserve, the Napa Valley Community Foundation and the University of California, Davis, as well as its dedication to the Napa Valley wine community as a whole. The resolution states that Larkmead Vineyards should be commended for its invaluable contribution to the Napa Valley and the state of California, and for its contribution to improving the quality of life in the region and the state.
The entire team at Larkmead Vineyards is honored to receive this award. The owner of the hotel, Cam Baker, commented: We are very proud to have received this verdict. We have owned this historic property for generations and hope that our contributions will continue to help the Napa Valley and the wine community as a whole thrive and grow. We could not have achieved this level of recognition without the help of our excellent team and supporters near and far. We will proudly display the resolution in our tasting room for years to come. The license is not only issued to the winery, but also permanently filed with the State of California.
For a full copy of the resolution, visit Larkmead’s website at https://larkmead.developmentsite.io/public/pdf/press/new/Larkmead_California_Resolution.pdf.
About Larkmead – https://www.larkmead.com/
The historic Larkmead Manor is one of the oldest family homes in the Napa Valley. Larkmead was originally established in 1895 and is now run by its owners, Cam Baker and Kate Solari Baker. Kate’s parents, Larry and Polly Solari, bought Larkmead in 1948. Kate spent her childhood in the valley, exploring an old Napa of plum and nut orchards, hayfields, cattle ranches and vast empty fields. Her parents were aware of Larkmead’s historical past and were eager to honor her legacy, a philosophy they passed on to Kate and her husband. The Bakers are the dynamic force behind Larkmead’s transition from a historic vineyard to a world-class winery. During the first 10 years of ownership, they managed the complete transplanting of the property, selecting cultivars, clones and rhizomes based on the specific characteristics of each block. In 2005, the first phase of a modern winery was built on the property, allowing each block of vines to have its own vinification tank. Designed by architect Howard Buchan, a long-time friend of the family, the farmhouse and production site are both classic and comfortable, offering a quiet place to reflect away from a busy and demanding world. Today, Cam and Kate’s children and grandchildren can often be found on the estate, continuing the family tradition at Larkmead to the fourth generation.
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