When the resulting product fell extremely short of our expectations, we decided to leave the winemaking to the experts and stick to what we do best: recognizing a really good wine when we taste it. The following year, it so happened that we were met with an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up. We were able to purchase barrels of cabernet sauvignon from a very high-end winery - wine that retails under its own label for over $150 - and put it, instead, in bottles bearing our own label. Needless to say, the wine was spectacular, and it didn’t take long to figure out that we were on to something special…
Now that we are a more than a year into this "side-hustle" we are saying no thanks to more projects than we are saying yes to. The reason? They simply do not make the cut as top-quality wine at the right price.
We only do small lots - 50 to 100 cases - at a time. That allows us to be react quickly when we find the right deal. We don't have a wine club with pre-determined ship dates because we only want to make wine when the price/quality dictates - not the calendar.
Lance and I look forward to bringing you the best of Napa at Midwest-sensible prices!