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Lynmar Estate

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

  • Lynmar is a small family owned winery.

  • Located in heart of Russian River Valley, south of Sebastopol.

  • Lynn Fritz, proprietor, purchased Quail Hill Ranch in 1980 as his retreat.

  • Over the years Lynn added more acreage, buying surrounding land.

  • Today Lynmar Estate stands at 100 acres.

  • Starting in 2001 Lynn became very involved in the growing of grapes.

  • 2005 he launched a state of the art winery.

  • 9,000 square foot cave and an open air tasting room

  • In 2008, Lynn and wife, Anisya made Lynmar Estate their permanent home.

  • 2012 Shane Finley was chosen lead winemaker, formerly of Kosta Browne.

  • Anisya spearheaded gourmet food pairings to the wine tasting experience.

  • Lush organic, estate vegetable gardens, are foraged by executive chef, David Frakes.

  • Resulting in consistently delicious food creations

  • On the Provisions Menu and lunch menu.

  • Sit under a bright yellow umbrella for the luxury wine tasting experience.

  • The patio has views of vineyards, flower/vegetable garden.

  • Wander through the lush gardens and up the hill for the chickens.

  • A seed barn and chicken coup contrast nicely with the modern tasting room facility below.

  • A giant grove of Redwood trees surrounds the outdoor, large stone pizza oven.

  • These words describe Lynmar: elegant, fresh, modern, sophisticated, welcoming.

  • A wine tasting experience that speaks to your soul.

  • Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are Lynmar’s specialties. Also a Syrah and Rosé.

  • Lynmar portfolio includes 24 labels and styles.

  • 14 clones of Pinot Noir and 4 clones of Chardonnay.

  • Price of Wine $45 and up.

  • Reservations required.

  • Wednesday through Monday

  • 10:00 – 4:30 pm.

  • Pets allowed.

  • Estate Tastings by appointment

  • Wed-Fri, Max group 4. Seated on patio.

  • Times: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30 and 3:00.

  • $30 pp., 4 wines, fee waived with purchase of a case of wine.

  • Three Course Farm to Table Lunch: by appointment Thurs-Sun, Max group 4.

  • $85 pp. Allow 90 min. Offered April-October.

  • Lynmar Estate sits 12 miles from the ocean, thus the name Lynmar….

  • Lyn references Lynn Fritz, and Mar, translation is ocean.

  • The estate draws an array of birds.

  • Peacocks preen themselves in front of the glass door of the visitor’s center.

  • Quail scurry about, thus the name Quail Hill.

  • Owl boxes encourage a healthy population of owls to control rodents.

  • And lucky visitors may even see a bald eagle soaring above.


Cautionary Note:

The wind often comes up in the afternoon, so you may want to wear a hat and wrap.

  • Please promise you’ll visit here!

  • Sit under an umbrella and overlook the colorful gardens and lush vineyards.

  • Promise you’ll savor every drop of their Pinot.

  • Promise you’ll take your most special people here.

  • This is one of my TOP most favorite magical wineries!

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