Overview
Founded: 
2007
Terlato Representation: 
Since 2007
Flagship Product: 
Claret
Price Point: 
$40
Overview: 

The creation of Luke Donald Collection wines has its origins in a longstanding friendship between top-ranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato of the family-owned Terlato Wine Group.  Whether on the golf course or in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence.  

The Terlato-Donald friendship has resulted in a new Napa Valley wine partnership, with the first release in April 2008, of a Claret-style red wine blend.  A Carneros Chardonnay released in spring 2009.

The grapes used in crafting Luke Donald Claret are 100% Napa Valley fruit, sourced primarily from renowned vineyards in the Rutherford and Stags Leap District appellations, know for consistently delivering wines of exceptional quality year after year.  The Luke Donald Chardonnay is classically Burgundian in style and comes from a lovely sloped vineyard facing San Pablo Bay, the coolest part of Carneros.

Luke Donald plays an active role in crafting the wines that bear his name.  His personal involvement in the blending makes the wines original and unique; wines that best reflect his own personality and style.  Luke’s personal style is also reflected in the non-traditional, contemporary labels, which connect with today’s luxury wine consumers.

For wine drinkers who share Luke’s passion for culture and competitive spirit, LDC delivers wines that reflect Luke’s own sense of style, taste and artistic expression.
 

Winemaker: 
Luke Donald and Bill Terlato worked with the Terlato winemaking team to craft the wines in extensive blending sessions.
Vineyard: 

The grapes used in crafting Luke Donald Claret are 100% Napa Valley fruit, sourced primarily from renowned vineyards in the Rutherford and Stags Leap District appellations.

Ownership: 

Luke Donald Collection is a partnership between professional golfer Luke Donald and Terlato Wines International President Bill Terlato. This brand has its origins in a longstanding friendship between the two men, who met over their mutual enthusiasm for golf. They found that they had other interests in common, including a shared a passion for excellence, which led to the development of the luxury wines offered under the label Luke Donald Collection.