Flanagan is becoming known for making great wines from the best vineyards in Sonoma County.
Flanagan wines started in 1999 with the purchase of 40 acres on the side of Bennett Mountain near Glen Ellen. In 2011, they acquired the 2.7 acre 3 Starrs Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. With the 2014 Vintage they began sourcing fruit from several top Sonoma County vineyards including Ritchie, Bacigalupi, Sunchase, and Sonoma Stage.
In January of 2015, Eric’s investment fund (Russian River Partners) acquired a 26 acre Pinot Noir vineyard called Gap’s View in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This wine is the core of the 2015 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. In August, Russian River Partners acquired the iconic Platt Ranch. The ranch has 300+ acres of Redwood and Fir covered hillsides and is home to one of the largest coastal redwoods in the state. The vineyard consists of 31 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and is one of the greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in California. Flanagan made their first Platt Vineyard wines in the 2015 vintage.
Eric, Kit and their 3 daughters (Riley, Lola, and Ruby) make their home, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, at the 3 Starrs Vineyard along with 3 dogs, 10 ducks, 4 Dwarf Nigerian goats, 2 geese, 1 donkey, 1 mule (also named Ruby) and a semi-feral cat.