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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.

2016 BISON BLANC VIOGNIER
$24/BOTTLE

Rhone-style white wine produced from a blend of Placer & El Dorado County grapes. Characteristic Viognier peach and apricot flavors in a rich and complex wine with a creamy mouth feel.

our-wines-sym-1BIG MOUNTAIN = ABUNDANCE. The rare white buffalo symbolizes sacred life and abundance!

2016 BUFFALO ROSE – SANGIOVESE ROSÉ
$24/BOTTLE

Placer County grown, produced & bottled Sangiovese aged in stainless steel with a fruity strawberry and cherry character and delightfully dry finish. A summer sipper to enjoy in its youth!

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

2014 WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM – RHONE-STYLE RED
$28/BOTTLE

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.

2014 THUNDER BEAST ZINFANDEL
$28/BOTTLE

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!

2014 MEDICINE MAN MALBEC
$28/BOTTLE

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!

2014 NOBLE BEAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
$32/BOTTLE

A truly “noble beast” as Cab is considered the “noble grape” of the world. Produced from El Dorado County grapes grown at 2700 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!

2014 TATONKA TEMPRANILLO
$30/BOTTLE

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!

PAWNEE TAWNY – RED DESSERT WINE
$24/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:

  • 2016 just vermentino

Coming Soon:

  • 2014 just grenache

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LBV WINE-STAGRAM

AWARDS

CA STATE FAIR COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

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