Where is Bangor?
Bangor is an old gold rush town named after early settler's (the Lumbert brothers) hometown of Bangor, Maine. It is part of Butte County, close to Yuba County.
The northern Sierra foothill appellation's warm climate, ideal hillside posiiton and rocky, decomposed granite soil shows potential to producing wines with intense character, complexity and depth.
What is growing on the ranch?
In the early 1900's an orchard of Mission olives were planted on the property. In June of 2017, sister's Karen Papillon and Nancy Williams acquired the property. In October 2017 the LaPorte fire burned down the winery, grape vines and 75+ mission olive tree's. Thankfully the tasting room and home was not affected. In April 2018 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sarah, Cabernet Franc and Primativo were planted.
The ranch spans over 11.5 acres in total.