LIOCO was at the vanguard of the New California Wine movement, and since 2005 has been rendering minimalist wines from some of the state’s premier vineyard sites. Inspired by traditional European tradition and the California wines of the 1980’s, the winery is led by the dynamic husband and wife team of Matt & Sara Licklider. Based in Healdsburg, LIOCO seeks out the “special places”–often dry-farmed, organic/bio vineyards, hand-harvested with interesting soil, older vines, & heritage clones. The authentic dirt and rocks they source fruit from include Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara. Along with winemaker Drew Huffine and viticulturist Prudy Foxx, the LIOCO team is redefining California, delivering transparency and natural balance in every wine.