Bonneau Winery is operated by the third generation of Bonneaus with family history dating back to the early 1920s in the Sonoma Los Carneros appellation. The Bonneaus originally came to America from the vineyard lands near Tarn, France and began farming a 70 acre parcel of land just south of the town of Sonoma. After growing and providing Chardonnay grapes to several well-known wineries in both Sonoma and Napa, the family launched its own label in 2002.
Egret wines honor the Great Egret. These magnificent birds were hunted to near extinction in North America by the beginning of the 20th century for their pure white plumes. Populations have recovered since the birds were protected by law. The Great Egret is now the symbol of the National Audubon Society.