Landmark’s signature wine, Overlook Chardonnay, incorporates a blending technique perfected by Stach, which includes grapes form over 20 different top performing vineyards from throughout Sonoma County. Stach is also recognized for creating some of the best single vineyard designate Pinot Noirs and helping to establish Landmark’s distinguished Pinot Noir program. Most recently, Stach and his team released the inaugural v16 Landmark Vineyards’ Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir, a wine made entirely by grapes harvested from the iconic Hop Kiln Estate located in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
A graduate of California State University at Fresno with a degree in journalism, Stach didn’t discover his true passion for wine until the mid-1980s while working as a restaurant sommelier. He then returned to school and earned a degree in enology from Fresno State, graduating in 2001. Under Stach’s direction, Landmark’s wines have consistently earned stellar reviews from top wine critics, including a recent 92-point rating by Wine Enthusiast for the v15 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay.