family Family-Owned

Here at Vinebase, we only work with independent winemakers, many of whom are family-owned. While “family owned” technically can mean anything from small mom-and-pop shops to large, family owned holding companies, we take into consideration the actual people behind the bottle. To us, a family winery has more to do with an attitude that is part of the culture of the winery.
 
Shop family-owned, independent winemakers below!
Ranch Road Vineyards
Richlor Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · Rare wine (180 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Riaza Wines
"Elemental" Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Sauvignon Blanc · Herbaceous, Fruity, and Fresh · Rare wine (57 cases produced) · Cosumnes River, Lodi, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Riaza Wines
"Ethereal" Garnacha Blanca, 2019

Uncommon White · Fruity · Rare wine (81 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Riaza Wines
"Irreverant" Rosé Carignane, 2019

Rosé · Floral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (73 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara Rosé Nebbiolo, 2018

Rosé · Fresh and Sweet · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Rare Varietal
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara "VVS" Syrah, 2018

Syrah · Woody, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Herbaceous · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2014

Syrah · Woody, Fruity, Earthy, Floral, and Bold · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Pamela's Selection Syrah, 2012

Syrah · Spicy, Woody, and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Earthy and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2017

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, Bold, Complex, and Floral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Rosé Estate Grown, 2020

Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara Chardonnay, 2019

California-style Chardonnay · Nutty and Fruity · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Unique Climate
Final Girl Wines
Petit Verdot, 2019

Uncommon Red · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Rare wine (61 cases produced) · Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara, California

Noteworthy Topography
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Other
Foursight Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Herbaceous, Fresh, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Foursight Wines
Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (400 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Ranch Road Vineyards
Richlor Vineyards Chardonnay, 2018

California-style Chardonnay · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
San Rucci Winery
California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, and Fresh · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · California, California

Barrel-aged
Cavaletti Vineyards
109 Mile Rosé Grenache and Tempranillo, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Saline, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (109 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

Noteworthy Topography
Fisher Vineyards
"UNITY" Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh · Limited wine (685 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
San Rucci Winery
California Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
R Five Wines
Salomon Vineyard Viognier, 2017

Condrieu-style Viognier · Floral, Fresh, and Saline · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Bee Hunter Wine
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, and Savory · 1400 cases produced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Oppenlander Vineyard, 2013

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy, Complex, Balanced, and Savory · Rare wine (185 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wiley Vineyard, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Earthy, Floral, Herbaceous, and Subtle · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Unique Climate
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Floral, Earthy, Fruity, Savory, and Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Grenache Eagle Point Ranch, 2015

Grenache · Bold, Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
AJA Vineyards
"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Orsa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Mineral, and Subtle · Limited wine (550 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Bee Hunter Wine
Riesling Late Harvest 'Greenwood Ridge Vineyards', 2014 (375 ml)

Other Dessert · Balanced · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Wines Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, Balanced, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Wiley Vineyard Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Mineral, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
McKahn Family Cellars
Morning Glass Red Blend, 2019

Red Blend · Earthy · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Vivio Vineyard, 2014

California Syrah · Balanced, Complex, Mineral, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (430 cases produced) · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma County GSM Blend, 2015

GSM Blend · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard, 2016

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Zinfandel Fashauer Vineyard, 2014

California Zinfandel · Savory, Earthy, Fresh, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Fruity, Earthy, and Savory · Super rare wine (11 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino County Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, Fruity, Herbaceous, and Savory · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, Balanced, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Escher Vineyard, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Subtle, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
Final Girl Wines
Santa Ynez Rosé Syrah, 2020

California Rosé · Fruity and Natural · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Organic Farming
Final Girl Wines
Viognier Skin Fermented, 2020

Orange · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Sustainable Farming
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Chardonnay Unoaked, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Almost Sold Out
Croma Vera Wines
Bee Sweet Vineyard Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Balanced, Floral, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Spicy · Rare wine (91 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Tempranillo Maduro, 2017

Tempranillo · Balanced and Earthy · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
San Luis Obispo Albariño, 2019

Albariño · Balanced, Complex, Fruity, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (77 cases produced) · San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex and Balanced · Rare wine (89 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Viñas Zurinaga
7 Rows Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Balanced · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
Croma Vera Wines
Red Blend Revelación, 2017

Red Blend · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (146 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Paso Robles Tempranillo Joven, 2018

Tempranillo · Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (88 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Bold · Rare wine (108 cases produced) · Paso Robles Estrella District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Caelesta Wines
Paso Robles Red Blend GSM , 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Savory, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
Acri Wine Co.
Zinfandel Smith Family Vineyard, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Rare wine (63 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

Grenache · Carbonic, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Timshel Vineyards
Templeton Gap District Syrah, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Balanced, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

Organic Farming
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Grenache Blanc Grenache Blanc Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Limited wine (496 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Lodi Bourboulenc Estate Grown, 2019

Rhône-style White Wine · Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (353 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Acquiesce Vineyard Picpoul Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Complex, Mineral, and Fruity · Limited wine (498 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Fruity, and Complex · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Old Vines
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Bold, Balanced, Mineral, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (433 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Rosé Valdiguié, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Peter Paul Wines
Peter Paul Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Complex, Balanced, Fresh, Fruity, and Oaky · Limited wine (316 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
Avenales Ranch Winery
Chenin Blanc SIP Certified, 2020

Calfornia Chenin Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Avenales Ranch Winery
Avenales Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Earthy, Smoky, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Lodi Rosé, 2020

Rosé · Fruity, Fresh, Sweet, Balanced, and Floral · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Acquiesce Vineyard Lodi White, 2020

Uncommon White · Balanced, Fresh, and Fruity · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Farrah Lodi Red, 2018

California Syrah · Complex, Balanced, and Smoky · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Barrel-aged
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Lodi Gran Reserva, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Complex, Earthy, and Oaky · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Other
J. Cage Cellars
Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Calfornia Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
J. Cage Cellars
Cuvée 42 Pinot Noir, 2019

California-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, and Spicy · Limited wine (700 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California-style Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
Wedding Block Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Green Valley of Russian River, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
Cavaletti Vineyards
Heartbreak Zinfandel, 2019 (749 ml)

Zinfandel · Fresh, Earthy, Fruity, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Ventura County

Sustainable Farming
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Limited wine (484 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Cavaletti Vineyards
Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, 2020

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral, Fruity, Mineral, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Morning Harvest
Cavaletti Vineyards
Debutante Rhone Blend, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Complex, Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Subtle · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Rare Varietal
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Bold and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (80 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Hillside Cuvee Estate Bottled - grown, produced, and bottled., 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced, Complex, and Spicy · Rare wine (112 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Organic Farming
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Chardonnay Single Vineyard, 2019

Chardonnay · Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Tempranillo, 2019

Tempranillo · Herbaceous, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Optio Vineyards
Red Blend Inmesceo, 2019

Red Blend · Savory · Rare wine (79 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Llamas Family Wines
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California

Soil That Matters
Llamas Family Wines
Carneros Chardonnay, 2016

Chardonnay · Fruity and Herbaceous · Limited wine (275 cases produced) · Carneros, California

Other
Timshel Vineyards
Paragon Vineyards Chardonnay, 2019

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Floral, Nutty, and Fruity · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Sustainable Farming
Cavaletti Vineyards
Los Angeles Grenache 109 Mile, 2018

Grenache · Earthy, Fruity, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Funky · Rare wine (99 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

Soil That Matters
Cavaletti Vineyards
Ventura County Syrah Arianna, 2018

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Earthy, Complex, Gamey, Smoky, and Fruity · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Ventura County

Barrel-aged
Timshel Vineyards
Templeton Gap District GSM, 2019

GSM Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Spicy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

Biodynamic Farming
Viñas Zurinaga
7 Rows Chardonnay, 2018

Chardonnay · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Stedt Wines
"Or Rose" Sparkling Gamay Noir Sparkling Brut Rose, 2017

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Floral · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Stedt Wines
Intent Chardonnay, 2018

Chardonnay · Complex and Fruity · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged

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