Lafond is dedicated to producing limited quantities of Sta. Rita Hills Vineyard and Appellation designated Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The purpose of these single designations is to highlight the distinctions of soil and climate and create continuity in these slight but significant differences. In 2001, the BATF recognizes Sta. Rita Hills as a separate and distinct viticulture area. Distinct in climate and geography, the wines grown in this cool and unique growing area are permitted to be identified as Sta. Rita Hills. Within the last few decades, this unique area has been recognized viticulturally and enologically for producing world-class cool-climate varietals.