At 22, he was named winemaker at Dry Creek Vineyards and became the youngest winemaker in the nation. Eighteen years – and thousands of medals and awards later – Larry Levin’s winemaking expertise has been enlisted by vineyards throughout California and Washington, and as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Chile.
When choosing a winemaker, we sought a partner who possessed a rare blend of winemaking passion, bold creativity and exacting standards of excellence.
Prior to joining Lawer Family Wines, Larry was The Vice President of Winemaking for Icon Estates, formerly Franciscan Estates. Levin joined Icon Estates in 1998 to focus on improving wine quality and major vineyard improvements/replants for Franciscan Oakville Estate and Mount Veeder Winery. While at Icon, Larry worked with the winemaking teams in Washington, Australia, New Zealand and Chile. Larry worked closely with Agustin Huneeus on the development and winemaking for Quintessa. During this period Larry had the opportunity to work with Jacques Boissenot, Philippe Melka and Michele Rolland. Larry later took on the oversight of winemaking for Icon Estates world-wide.
Larry Levin’s winemaking reputation and credentials are your assurance that every bottle of Lawer Family wine is a unique expression of our family’s dedication, hard work and experience. His wines have graced the cover of Wine Spectator, and regularly featured in their Top 100 Wines of the Year list.
From our vineyards to your table, Larry Levin’s renowned talent is your assurance that every bottle of Lawer Family Wine is unique and memorable.