The renowned Talbott Vineyards crafts estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir inspired by the traditions of Burgundy. With two estate vineyards located in Monterey County, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and Diamond T Vineyard, Talbott offers a portfolio of exceptional wines to enjoy. Our winemaking team is led by head winemaker David Coventry, who prides himself on putting the fruit first and maximizing vineyard expression in the wines he crafts.
For more than three decades, Talbott Vineyards wines have consistently garnered praise from wine critics and enthusiasts alike, including receiving a rare 100-point score in a Wine Spectator retrospective tasting for our 1990 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay. Visit our Tasting Room in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea for a taste of our acclaimed wines.
Making great wine is not a matter of convenience, it is a matter of necessity
– David Coventry
Talbott Vineyards wines translate our acclaimed vineyards into every bottle we make. We farm to the vine and make wine to the barrel; these are the smallest-possible increments we can distinguish, and this is how we approach getting the very best from our vineyard into the bottle for you to enjoy.
Talbott Vineyards winemakers are keepers of a great history. We believe it is our responsibility to not only respect the past, but also to innovate in the present, ushering the legacy of Talbott Vineyards into the future.
OUR ELEGANT CHARDONNAY
All of our Chardonnay undergoes the same gentle pressing process for the most delicate handling of the grape, allowing its natural characteristics to shine.
OUR EXCEPTIONAL PINOT NOIR
We use classic Burgundian techniques alongside modern methods to produce our Pinot Noir, blending tradition with contemporary practices.
Discover Our History
Robert Talbott, Sr., his wife Audrey, and their son, Robb, move to Carmel, California to start a luxury tie company. Trips overseas buying silk introduces the Talbotts to the fine wines of France; the Talbotts begin to dream of using the Burgundian techniques they had become passionate about to make their own Californian wines.
The legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is planted for the first time. One of the first vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Sleepy Hollow has earned a reputation of producing wines of great depth and flavor.
Robb Talbott launches Talbott Vineyards with his father Robert Talbott, Sr., and plants his first grapes at Diamond T Vineyard on a mountaintop in Carmel Valley.
The Talbott family opens a tasting room in Carmel Valley.
The Talbott family acquires the celebrated Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, becoming an all-estate winery.
Talbott Vineyards 1990 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay is awarded 100 points in a special retrospective tasting by Wine Spectator.
The 2013 Diamond T Pinot Noir is named Wine of the Year by the Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition.