Not long after Nicole and I were married, we discovered our second largest monthly expense was wine. We enjoy wine every day with dinner, when friends and family come to visit, during celebrations… actually, I can’t think of times we don’t enjoy wine.
After a number of years in the industry, I knew there had to be a better and more affordable way to produce great wines without severe consequences on the pocket book. In 2005 we started our wine business and began producing wines from premier appellations throughout California. With the help of a family friend and colleague, Will Bucklin, our initial production featured a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast Chardonnay, and Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc.
Will continues to be our consulting winemaker and we collaborate on the selection and blending of all wines. Will is a graduate of UC Davis' prestigious enology program and started his career with an internship at the historic and world-renowned Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Following a stint with Thomas Hardy in Australila, Navarro Vineyards in Mendocino he worked as we both did at King Estate in Oregon. He has now settled in Sonoma County where he works closely with many of the vineyards we source from.
You will find our wines at fine restaurants and gourmet grocery stores all over the country, and of course here on our website. I am happy to share my love of wine with you.