About Us

This project began 4 years ago with a ton of Cabernet grapes and a wild hair to custom-crush our own wine…

     

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…

 

Lance, a Columbia University-trained anesthesiologist specializing in heart surgery, lives with his husband (Spence) and rescue-mutt (Jasper) in San Francisco, California.  Moving to San Francisco for residency at UC-San Francisco in 2008 allowed him the proximity to travel to wine country an embarrassingly high number of times during his four years there.  In addition to the obvious escape into the tranquility and beauty of the region, he was able to start building his palate and learn more about wine and the wine industry.  In 2015,  a long-held dream to wake up to views of vineyard was realized when he and Spence purchased a home in Calistoga, California.  Outside of the hospital, Lance enjoys running, cooking for friends and family, and plonking around on the piano.

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Brian, a West Point grad and MIT Sloan alum, lives in Augusta, GA with his wife, Becky, and their kids, Louise and Teddy.  When he's not at work or trying to keep his friends from drinking Yellow Tail Shiraz, he enjoys golfing, exploring the great cities of the Southeast, and woodworking. While he patiently waited until age 21 (cough) to explore the virtues of the grape, he made up for lost time, throwing himself into the self-guided studies on wines around the globe. He is still not an expert on the evolving art of the vine, but he is certainly passionate about its virtues.     

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