Erin Frances Pooley
Owner & Winemaker
Erin Pooley was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Before relocating to California she graduated from Charles Sturt University with a degree in Wine Science. Erin has been making wine worldwide since 2007.
Enamored with the nuance and intrigue of white wine with bottle age, Erin started her wine company in 2012 with Semillon from the Luchsinger Vineyard in Lake County, California. From the outset Erin subscribed to the philosophy of aging Semillon before release. These dry white wines develop a savoury complexity and depth fascinating to experience over years of cellaring.
Little Frances continues to expand on what is possible for Northern Californian wine by adding a textured Chenin Blanc from the celebrated Clarksburg region. Applying a white winemaker’s lens to a red wine grape, Little Frances is also on a mission to make Merlot great again.
Semillon, Chenin Blanc and Merlot complete a triptych of engaging table wines rooted in Northern California.
Erin was recently featured as a San Francisco Chronicle Winemaker to Watch. There’s a lot more to come so please stay in touch!