Growing Conditions

For Olema, the 2017 wine grape harvest will truly be remembered as a harvest of teamwork and dedication showed on all levels from our team, colleagues, friends and the first responders that saved our homes and livelihood. All of our grapes were unaffected by the wildfires and this vintage is showing great promise with excellent quality, vibrancy and complexity to drink young or show through the years.


The 2017 Olema Chardonnay Reserve opens with lovely aromas of roasted caramel and apricot. On the palate, the medium- to full-bodied wine has a rich, juicy mouthfeel with flavors of roasted grains, lemon vanilla, crème brûlée, and chewy lemon drop with a silky, smooth finish.