Two Chicago natives met serendipitously during the 2017 wine harvest in Sonoma. While they both have day jobs (Rande in Vineyard Management, Aaron in Finance/Business Planning) their desire was to create a new, unique wine label to bring their love of Sonoma wines back to their hometown of Chicago.
Rande is a journeyman in wine, having worked as a grape grower, winemaker and cellar master. Aaron was a jaded banker who left his finance life in Chicago for the 2017 harvest and never looked back. With connections to legendary vineyard sources Rande and Aaron wanted to pay homage to the rich grape growing and winemaking history while showcasing the bright future of Sonoma Valley. Their legacy goes beyond their delicious wine though, as they now lease vineyards with old vines and convert them from traditional farming to organic.