Claudine Wines are crafted by some of the finest wineries in and around Napa Valley, CA. We purchase orphan barrels from our exclusive sources and personally taste every offering before it goes to bottle. Each wine is unique and produced in limited supply. We tell you everything we can about the wine in your glass, but we promise to keep the name of the source our secret.
At Claudine Wines, we are committed to bringing you an exceptional experience, both in terms of quality and value.
We work exclusively with high-end wineries and industry professionals in California to ensure that every wine we bottle meets the highest of standards. By cutting out unnecessary expenses and streamlining the production process, we bring top-flight wines to you at a fraction of the cost.
Fine wine you can afford to open
How it all started
Lance and Brian first set foot in Napa Valley in 2008 and were instantly enamored with the wine culture. The first thing they recognized was that some of the most amazing wines in the world were being produced in California. The second thing they understood was that those very same wines were really expensive.
The two brothers took many trips back to Napa over the next few years, making regular stops at their favorite wineries and following recommendations to try out new ones. In time, they developed close friendships with people in the industry, and in 2013, one of those friends reached out with a very interesting business proposition.
For the first time, Brian and Lance were offered barrels – not bottles. They seized the opportunity to purchase surplus cabernet sauvignon from a very exclusive, very high-end winery on Diamond Mountain. They learned how to bottle, ship, and even got the proper license to sell wine. Still, they only planned to distribute their wine to close friends and family.
As it turned out, those friends told other friends, and Brian and Lance discovered they could provide a service that many people valued and enjoyed. And so, they decided to turn their small operation into a veritable wine business, called Claudine Wines.
A 15-year Army Vet and a recent graduate of MIT-Sloan School of Management, I have turned a passion for serving others and understanding business opportunities into Claudine Wines!
A physician based in San Francisco, I am spoiled by the easy access to all the great wines of Napa and Sonoma. I enjoy curating the best ones and producing them for Claudine Wines!
Our grandmother, Claudine Crowley, was born in Missouri in 1918. A child during the Great Depression, Claudine learned and continued to embrace frugality in her everyday life. While she routinely protested her $10 per month water bill, she rarely pinched pennies when it came to her family. Claudine was an exceptional woman and she played a substantial role in our life. She taught us that great things are possible and that it’s okay to have high expectations, even on a low budget.
This idea was our inspiration and remains a fundamental value at Claudine Wines. We work exclusively with quality producers and winemakers, carefully selecting only those projects that provide a significant value to you, our customer.
Our label design incorporates Claudine’s very own signature. It was taken from a letter she handwrote to her husband, Allen, then an Army officer serving in World War II.
Claudine passed away in 1999. We remember our grandmother fondly and raise our glasses to her often. As Claudine used to say, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”
Cheers to you, Claudine.