MEET THE HERD

The strength & resilience of the mighty buffalo in the face of encroaching civilization symbolizes hope and renewal for humanity and harmony among all. Lone Buffalo Vineyards symbolizes this same hope and renewal with our contribution to the re-emergence of the wine-making tradition in Placer County.

Premium, Hand-Crafted Boutique Wines

Lone Buffalo Vineyards produces food-friendly, premium wines with the down-to-earth attitude and prices of the Sierra Foothills. As a tribute to the mighty bison for which our winery is named, all our wines have a clever spin on the “buffalo” name. Everything we make is hand-crafted in small lots and sells out each year.

SYMBOLOGY

SYM·BOL·ISM: USE OF A SYMBOL OR OBJECT TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS OR A DEEPER, MORE SIGNIFICANT MEANING

Native Americans expressed ideas and emotions through symbols, sometimes using them in artwork, and sometimes painting them on themselves like tattoos. At Lone Buffalo, we present a new nod to Native American culture by incorporating symbolism into our own artwork, with a new label design that further showcases the individual personality of each of our wines and their place in the Lone Buffalo Brand Story.

 

OUR WINES

2021 BISON BLANC 2.0 (SAUVIGNON BLANC)
$32/BOTTLE – NEW RELEASE!!!

Bison Blanc 2.0 is more conventional – no skin contact, commercial yeast fermentation, stainless steel aging and filtered before bottling. Typical Sauvignon Blanc flavors of citrus and green apple.

 

BIG MOUNTAIN= Abundance.

2018 DREAMCATCHER SPARKLING Rosé
SOLD OUT – NEW VINTAGE COMING SOON!

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes make this sparkling rosé, produced in the méthode champenoise tradition, a light & easy Brut style sparkling wine with a hint of strawberry & raspberry. “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars.” – Dom Pérignon

DREAMCATCHER = Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. Dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.

2021 BUFFALO ROSE – SANGIOVESE ROSÉ
$29/BOTTLE – SOLD OUT!!!

Sangiovese aged in stainless steel with a fruity strawberry and cherry character and delightfully dry finish. A perfect “summer sipper” but also drink all year long – perfect for brunch and lunch – pairs well with lighter faire like salads, chicken & turkey sandwiches!

CACTUS FLOWER = Courtship. A desert rose by another name would smell as sweet!

2019 WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM – RHONE BLEND  $36/BOTTLE – NEW RELEASE!

Proprietary name for our most popular & medal-winning traditional Rhone-style red blend, produced this year from Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Petite Sirah grapes grown right here in Placer County. Concentrated but lively fruit, silky tannins, depth with a hint of spice, elegant and easy to drink! Extremely Food Friendly!

LODGE = PERMANENT HOME. The buffalo once roamed, but Wise Road is now his true home.

2019 THUNDER BEAST ZINFANDEL
$35/BOTTLE – NEW RELEASE!

Classic Foothill Zin with lush raspberry aroma and flavor but with a subtle peppery finish. As big, bold and briary as the mighty buffalo. Excellent with everything from heavy cheesy pasta sauces to charbroiled steaks. Pair with out-door grilled steaks or chops.

THUNDERBIRD = MESSENGER OF THE GODS.
The thunderous sound of a buffalo herd brings a message of good fortune from the Gods above!

2018 MEDICINE MAN MALBEC – SOLD OUT!!!

(2019 Vintage Coming Winter 2022)

The original Bordeaux varietal now celebrated in Argentina is also grown around the world. Here in the Sierra Foothills this inky violet wine with dark, plump fruit character offers robust tannins with a smoky finish and hints of pomegranate, berries & cocoa.

MEDICINE MAN’S EYE = WISE, WATCHFUL. A Medicine Man’s wise and watchful eye keeps you happy & healthy!

2018 CRAZY HORSE
$36/BOTTLE

A newer proprietary red blend in the Lone Buffalo program – three wines from three disparate regions brought together to make “one crazy blend.” Tempranillo (Spain), Malbec (Bordeaux) and Syrah (Rhone) make for a bold, fruit forward, rustic and spicy wine fit for a warrior and his tribe.

HORSE = JOURNEY.  Take a wine-inspired journey through three of the world’s greatest wine regions when you enjoy a glass of Lone Buffalo’s 2016 Crazy Horse!

2018 NOBLE BEAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
$38/BOTTLE

A truly “noble beast” as Cab is considered the “noble grape” of the world. Produced from El Dorado County grapes grown at 2800 elevation. Elegant and fruity with its pronounced black cherry fruit and smooth finish. An ideal table wine that pairs well with meats, grilled vegetables and flavored cheeses.

EAGLE FEATHERS = CHIEF. This Foothills Cab is indeed a Chief of the Lone Buffalo herd!

2018 TATONKA TEMPRANILLO – SOLD OUT!!!
$36/BOTTLE (2019 Coming Fall 2022)

Well balanced and beautifully textured earthy wine full of plush dark berries and sweet vanilla with an interesting herbal edge. The primary red wine grape of Spain & as mighty as its name, the Lakota Sioux word for the bison. Try with a range of foods like lamb, pork & beef.

BUFFALO HORNS = SUCCESS. Tempranillo shows promise for great success as a unique Foothills varietal!

2018 BISON HEART PETITE SIRAH
$38/BOTTLE -NEW RELEASE!!!

The name is a curiosity as nothing is petite about this wine. Then again, nothing is petite about the buffalo either!  Often the “heart” of many Zinfandels, blended in to add color and depth, meet the heart all on it’s own – a blockbuster, blackish, peppery, spicy and rustic wine fit for both Cowboys and Kings.

BUTTERFLY = EVERLASTING LIFE. May your heart be full of joy and life everlasting!

PAWNEE TAWNY – RED DESSERT WINE
$26/BOTTLE

Seven years of oak barrel age gives our “Pawnee Tawny” a rich red-brown color and a buttery, nutty caramel flavor along with hints of dark dried fruits, butterscotch and honey. Made from traditional Portuguese varietals, it exhibits the softness associated with extended wood aging.

CROSSED ARROWS = FRIENDSHIP. Bring out the dessert wine at dinner parties and friends will always feel special!

JBRAND BY LONE BUFFALO

Part of our jbrand series—unique, small lot curations in collaboration with our daughter, Jocelyn to showcase and integrate her own style and expression into our wines.

CURRENT RELEASES:

2021 jbrand “Savvy B”—Sauvignon Blanc 
$32.00 Retail
Introducing a different kind of Sauvingnon Blanc – five days of skin contact, natural yeast fermentation and aged in neutral french oak barrels & stainless steel tanks. Richly textured, honey, light & refreshing!

201 “just chill” Grenache – NEW RELEASE!!!
$32.00 Retail
“Just Chill” out at room temperature OR “Just Chill” in the fridge for a slightly chilled warm weather red & enjoy its light body & rustic, spicy yet fruity character.

2018 mo’betta too – NEW RELEASE!!!
$35.00 Retail
A blend of 90% Mourvèdre & 10 % Syrah—combining two wines makes each one better than they would be on their own. Mourvèdre made “betta” so Mo “Betta!

MORE COMING IN Fall 2022:

  • 2021 Just Torrontes
  • 2019 Just Barbera
  • …and more!

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    AWARDS

    CA STATE FAIR COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION

    • 2015 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze
    • 2015 Medicine Man Malbec – Bronze
    • 2015 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2014 Medicine Man Malbec – Silver
    • 2014 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • 2014 Where The Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2013 Where the Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2013 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2015 Buffalo Rose – Bronze
    • 2011 Tatonka Tempranillo – GOLD! BEST OF CLASS!
    • 2011 Where the Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2010 Where The Buffalo Roam – BEST OF CLASS!
    • 2010 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – GOLD!
    • 2010 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze
    • 2011 Bison Blanc Viognier – Silver
    • 2010 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • 2009 Tatonka Tempranillo – Silver
    • 2009 Where the Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2010 Noble Beast Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze
    • 2008 Where The Buffalo Roam – Best of Class

    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

    • 2015 Sitting Bull Syrah – Silver
    • 2015 Tatonka Tempranillo – Silver
    • 2015 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • 2014 Where The Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2014 Noble Beast Cabernet – Silver
    • 2014 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2011 Where the Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2011 just Grenache – Bronze
    • 2011 Noble Beast Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze
    • 2010 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – GOLD
    • 2011 Bison Blanc Viognier – Silver
    • 2010 Tatonka Tempranillo – Silver
    • 2010 Where The Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2010 Noble Beast Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze
    • 2010 Bison Blanc Viognier – Silver
    • 2009 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze
    • 2009 Where the Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2009 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2008 Tatonka Tempranillo – Silver
    • 2007 Where the Buffalo Roam – Gold
    • 2007 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • West Coast Wine Competition
    • 2011 Bison Blanc Viognier – Bronze
    • 2010 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2010 Bison Blanc Viognier – Silver
    • 2009 Where The Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2009 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2009 Bison Blanc Viognier – Silver
    • 2008 Where The Buffalo Roam – Gold Medal, Best of Class

    ORANGE COUNTY COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION

    • 2015 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze
    • 2015 Medicine Man Malbec – Bronze
    • 2015 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Bronze
    • 2014 Noble Beast Cabernet – Silver
    • 2014 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • 2014 Where The Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2011 Where the Buffalo Roam – Gold
    • 2010 Tatonka Tempranillo – Silver
    • 2010 Thunder Beast Zinfandel – Silver
    • 2010 Where The Buffalo Roam – Bronze
    • 2009 Where the Buffalo Roam – Silver
    • 2009 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze
    • 2008 Tatonka Tempranillo – Bronze

    GRAND HARVEST AWARDS – VINEYARD & WINERY MAGAZING

    • 2008 Where the Buffalo Roam – Silver Medal

    WHERE TO BUY

    LBV wines are available at the winery and fine wine shops and restaurants in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Newcastle, Auburn and North Tahoe. We Ship! To order directly from the winery, just call (530) 823-1159 or email us.

    RETAIL LOCATIONS:

    Auburn:

    Carpe Vino

    Newcastle:

    Newcastle Produce

    Newcastle:

    Newcastle Pizzeria

    Sacramento:

    Total Wine Arden

    Roseville/Granite Bay:

    Source Global Tapas