Rick and Theresa Kaiser, both CPAs started Kaiser Family Winery in 2013. They first made wine in 2002. Over those initial 11 years of trial and error, they learned how to craft wines that focus on freshness, consistency, and purity.
Being in a region with a grape-growing history that stretches back to the 18th century, when Franciscans at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa produced some of California's first wines of distinction, planting wine grapes was a natural choice.
Sordo is unique: it is the only existing winery which can boast 8 different kinds of Barolo - the crus - whose vineyards are located in the areas of 5 different municipalities in the Barolo wine district.
“We are a small, self funded, family owned winery started by two wine industry pros with a long held dream of having our own winery. We chose the Finger Lakes of New York because we feel strongly that this area has huge potential and we love the vibe and community of wineries that are super supportive of each other” Nova Cadamatre MW.
"After a youthful decade of working in the action sports industry between Sydney Australia, Oahu, and Santa Cruz for various surfing brands and retailers I began finding interest in the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains while working in Saratoga at the Mouton Noir restaurant down town." - Wesley Davis Box