Lokoya is named after a tribe of Native Americans that once inhabited the Mayacamas Mountains. Winemaker Chris Carpenter is the mastermind of the operation. Carpenter’s philosophy is to reflect the climate and geology of specific vineyards in his wines with minimal intervention. He brings an expertise in enology as well as pragmatic business sense to the table.
Carpenter uses grapes from Reverie Vineyard to make Lokoya’s Diamond Mountain Cab. The hillside soil on this property is volcanic, unfertile, and very well drained. Reveries has been producing grapes since 1991.
Lokoya has received countless awards and accolades from the wine world. Their 1999 Diamond Mountain Cab received 92 points from Wine Spectator in 2002. The Lokoya 2000 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is made with fruit sourced from the austere, mountain soils of Reverie Vineyard.