Still the “insane master of small lots”
In the beginning, we specialized in Rhone varieties.
Then, fun grapes like Trousseau Gris and Pinot Meunier popped up, and we couldn’t say no. We’re like kids in a candy store.
What remains the same since day 1:
Native yeast, no additions other than minimal S02, neutral barrel fermentation and aging, whole cluster, and unfined, unfiltered production. Cool climate, organic or old vine vineyards from small family vineyards.
Production has grown from 175 cases in 2010, to 5,000 cases, still all 25-400 case small lots.
Hence William’s nickname “insane master of small lots.”
Our 1st harvest
Native yeast & neutral barrel since day one
William releases 1st Two Shepherds wines
175 cases with 5 wines
Like we said, insane master of small lots since day 1.
1st vintage of Trousseau Gris
John Bonné of SF Chronicle recommends our 2011 Grenache Blanc, putting us on the map!
“Top 10 Hot Brand” Wine Business
1st vintage of Bechtoldt Cinsault (oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world)
“Among the must-know producers behind a revolution in taste.” The New California Wine, Jon Bonné
We plant rootstock for our Grenache Vineyard
Dolce, our first mini-donkey, joins our family
We move into our own facility!
1st vintage of Pinot Meunier
Karen officially joins Two Shepherds
Grow to about 1,500 cases
1st vintage of Vermentino
“Rhône-style Rockstars” SF Chronicle
1st vintage of Wiley Carbonic Carignan & skin fermented Pinot Gris
“Sonoma Syrah Specialist” SF Chronicle
1st vintage of Picpoul
Graft 800 additional vines of Grenache and 600 vines of Grenache Gris on our farm
“Top 52 CA Wineries to Visit” SF Chronicle
Grow to 3,400 cases of 15 wines
Proud owners of 3-ton press & new flatbed truck
“A darling of natural wine fans” Washington Post
Luna is born and we launch first vintage of Bucking Luna to celebrate!
Expand our sparkling wine program to three cans: Maxzilla, Natty Pets, and Bucking Luna
Release wines from our own farm, 2021 Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir
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