“My brand, Darjean Jones Wines, evolved from my desire to draw together the aspects of life I enjoyed the most and actually turn them into a profitable business.  My early experiences as a plant pathologist in Napa Valley and my love for winemaking led me to The Wine Foundry.  TWF’s professional services streamline the winemaking process–from vineyard sourcing through winemaking, bottling and compliance issues– into a manageable adventure.  TWF’s employees are knowledgeable and responsive providing the services Darjean Jones requires to continue producing award winning wines.”  www.darjeanjoneswines.com

                                          -Dawna Darjean Jones, PhD, Vintner

“We have a group of 8 that has made wine with TWF since they started. We come back each vintage, not only due to the outstanding level of knowledge and personal attention from the winemakers, but because quality of the wine and vineyards is first rate. It’s also a great excuse for our group to get together and have a blast. We look forward to trying something new each year and are excited to finish our first white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) this month as we eye the upcoming vintage as well!”

 

-Brett Shores and Sam Jamison, Bay Area, California

Robert John Vineyards was founded in 2009 by world-renowned orthopedic shoulder surgeon Robert J. Nowinski from Columbus, Ohio. The project began with the concept to create the best possible Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wine from the Napa Valley, while maintaining a traditional Bordeaux style.  Our premium vineyards, modern winemaking techniques, and limited production create our ultra-exclusive wines.  Five years later, with the help of The Wine Foundry, Robert John Vineyards has developed into a national company with award winning, high scoring wines.  http://robertjohnvineyards.com/

RJ Nowinski, Founder Robert John Vineyards.

”A good friend and I began with a single barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2007, and over the last eight years have grown to produce between 100 and 150 cases of premium Napa Valley red wine each year under our Ankh Wines brand.  It was supposed to be a hobby, but Ankh Wines has become something greater than that. Making wine is a passionate pursuit, and the more you learn the more involved you want to become.  Today, I frequently meet with the TWF winemaking and administrative teams on all facets of our brand.  Now making Cabernet and building the Ankh Wines business has become much more of who I am.”  www.ankhwines.com

-Scott Ptacek, Vintner Ankh Wines

The Wine Foundry helps Sea Bird Wines play bigger than we are with access to grapes from leading winegrowers usually reserved for large wineries with a lot of negotiating power.  We leverage TFW’s first class winemaking facilities, distribution channel access and air tight compliance support with other artisanal wine producers, which makes the capital costs of operating a micro winery more manageable. These resources have allowed us to launch a business without having to step away from our day jobs and with much less financial risk than a traditional startup winery.  The TFW winemaking team gives us access to decades of experience as we work through the life cycles of our wines. The feeling we get while working with their team is a lot like the vibe that launched the microbrew revolution – creative, knowledgeable people passionate about traditional approaches but curious enough to take some chances.” www.seabirdwines.com

-Patrick Durbin, Managing Partner, Sea Bird Wines

“As a grower and supplier of premium wine grapes it has been my pleasure to work with The Wine Foundry since their inception. We have formed an ideal partnership with the main objective to seek out and find the best vineyards that will make the best wines. I work closely with The Wine Foundry’s winemaker Patrick Saboe and our growers to ensure the highest standards of sustainable farming are adhered to from bud break to harvest. ‘Elevate your vines, Elevate your wines’ Cheers!” www.vinoptic.com,

– Aaron DeBeers, Winegrower Santa Rosa, CA