Inspired by a historic Italian winemaking family and tradition, Lusso Della Terra which means “Luxury of the Land” was created to express a true love and passion for the complexity of the grape and the art of the winemaking process.
We specialize and pride ourselves in producing high quality, handcrafted, ultra premium wines that come in very limited quantities that are meant to be shared with those you love.
Wine tasting includes complimentary meat and cheese pairing.
Reservations are encouraged for groups of 10 or more.
Private Parties are Available!
Host your family functions, wedding celebrations, birthday festivities and more.
Edward Cholakian Graduate from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Beginning his wine industry career on the accounting side of winery operations at several wineries after graduation. One of them being an inspirational Italian winemaking family in the Russian River Valley that showed him the true wine industry lifestyle, which of course he fell in love with.
After quickly learning he was not excited about being a winery accountant, he spoke with several winemakers and asked how he might be able to change the path of his career to wine production. Taking the advice of the reputable winemakers, to the world famous UC Davis he went for a degree in Enology. From behind the desk, computer, and calculator to the cellar as an intern began the transformation of our winemaker. Working his way up from cellar rat to lab technician to bottling management where he managed all aspects of bottling for several clients totaling somewhere around 250,000 cases a year.
Finally to the winemaking team he went after years of working his way up the production ladder. Edward was able to gain a tremendous amount experience in all aspects of winemaking and wine production while getting to work along side world-renowned winemakers, which proved to be invaluable. Some of his past experience comes from premium wineries like Cakebread Cellars, Chateau St Jean, Monterey Wine Company, and Fetzer Vineyards. Ultimately finding his own style and winemaking practices to what he can now show in our award winning Lusso Della Terra wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel.
2013 Pinot Noir | 96 points and Platinum Award – 2016 Winemakers Challenge
2014 Chardonnay Clone 809 | Silver Medal – 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
2013 Rose of Merlot| 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast Jim Gordon
Bronze Medal – 2014 Indy International Wine Competition
2013 Pinot Noir | Silver Medal – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2011 Sangiovese | GOLD Medal – 2015 Central Coast Wine Competition
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon | Silver Medal – 2015 Central Coast Wine Competition
2013 Zinfandel | 92 Points – CC International Wine Competition
GOLD Medal – 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition