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!
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
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Riesling Late Harvest 'Greenwood Ridge Vineyards', 2014 (375 ml)

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

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

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

High Altitude Vineyard
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
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, 2019

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

Award Winner
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
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
Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Acri Wine Co.
San Diego Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Bold, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (49 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Sustainable Farming
Hertelendy Vineyards
Signature Mountain Blend, 2016

California Red Blend · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (292 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Hertelendy Vineyards
Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016

California Chardonnay · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (228 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Hertelendy Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Blend, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (562 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Accenti
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Fountaingrove District, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Accenti
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Three Gardens, 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Floral, Fresh, and Fruity · Rare wine (113 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
Accenti
Fizzy Spell Sparkling 4-pack of 250mL Cans, N.V.

Sparkling · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Parra Wine Co.
Alsatian Blend Postre Lujoso, N.V. (375 ml)

Ice wine · Natural, Fresh, Sweet, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Interesting Winemaking ...
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Barrel-aged
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Unique Climate
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (68 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2007

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (74 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2006

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Super rare wine (43 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
PWR Wines
Oberti Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (197 cases produced) · Suisun Valley, California

Barrel-aged
PWR Wines
Napa Valley Pinot Gris, 2020

Pinot Gris · Floral, Fruity, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Morning Harvest
Sold Out
PWR Wines
von Ammon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Super rare wine (22 cases produced) · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Solorio Family Wines
Contra Costa Syrah, 2019

Syrah · Fruity, Spicy, Woody, Balanced, and Oaky · Contra Costa, California

Barrel-aged
Solorio Family Wines
Contra Costa Chardonnay, 2019

Chardonnay · Fresh, Earthy, Fruity, Balanced, and Savory · Contra Costa, California

Uncommon Region
PWR Wines
Capay Valley Rosé, 2021

Tavel-style Rosé · Floral, Fresh, and Complex · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Capay Valley, Yolo, California

High Altitude Vineyard
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamant Red Blend Merlot, Cabernet, Franc Petit Verdot, 2017

California Red Blend · Complex, Balanced, and Bold · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Demeter Family Cellars
Paso Robles Merlot, 2015

Merlot · Fruity · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Demeter Family Cellars
Paso Robles Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
Demeter Family Cellars
Paso Robles Sangiovese, 2015

Sangiovese · Earthy · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
Demeter Family Cellars
Paso Robles Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Complex · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Demeter Family Cellars
Javadi family Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel, 2015

Zinfandel · Bold · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Demeter Family Cellars
Paso Robles Viognier, 2016

Viognier · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Sold Out
Acri Wine Co.
Tranquil Heart Vineyard Fiano, 2021

California White · Fruity, Balanced, and Complex · Super rare wine (46 cases produced) · South Coast, San Diego, California

Biodynamic Farming
Sold Out
Acri Wine Co.
San Diego Rosé Sangiovese, 2021

Rosé · Balanced, Fresh, and Fruity · Super rare wine (23 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Almost Sold Out
Sold Out
Acri Wine Co.
San Diego Cabernet Franc, 2020

Cabernet Franc · Balanced, Earthy, Spicy, Natural, and Complex · Rare wine (57 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Uncommon Region
Acri Wine Co.
Sky Valley Vineyard Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Balanced, Earthy, Fresh, and Savory · Rare wine (65 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Organic Farming
Parra Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2019

Pinot Gris · Fruity, Porch Pounder, Natural, and Mineral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Fruity, and Natural · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Brave Cellars
Two Roads Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Natural and Balanced · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Mokelumne River Rosé Grenache, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (453 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, 2020

Rhône-style White Wine · Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Savory · Limited wine (338 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Accenti
California Sparkling Pet Nat, 2021

Pét nat · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Super rare wine (48 cases produced) · California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
Contra Costa Verdelho, 2021

Uncommon White · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (320 cases produced) · Contra Costa, California

Rare Varietal
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut Nature Anderson Valley, 2018

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced and Complex · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Sauvignon Blanc Anderson Valley Skin Contact, 2019

Other White · Balanced, Earthy, Floral, Funky, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Bee Hunter Wine
Vin d'Ambre Anderson Valley, 2019

Orange · Balanced, Bold, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Chardonnay Anderson Valley, 2019

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Elevate Winemaker's Blend, 2017

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
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Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
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Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
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Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
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Fashauer Vineyard Anderson Valley Zinfandel, 2016

Zinfandel · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Old Vines Russian River Valley Zinfandel Zinfandel Reserve, 2013

Zinfandel · Balanced · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Bennett Valley Syrah Reserve, 2013

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Chardonnay Fizzy Petnat Style, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pét nat · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Chardonnay, 2017 (1.5 l)

Chardonnay · Balanced · Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2017 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
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Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
PWR Wines
Flocchini Vineyard Syrah, 2020

California Syrah · Bold, Earthy, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (62 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
SummitVine
Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Rare wine (196 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Other
SummitVine
Bogart Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Balanced and Subtle · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
Iambic Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamond Mountain District Diamant Red Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, and Balanced · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Rare Varietal
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Floral, Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Russian River, 2018

Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, Floral, Fruity, Smooth, and Velvety · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
SEIZA Viognier/Grenache Blanc Sonoma Coast, 2021

White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (53 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Anthesis Wines
Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Other
Anthesis Wines
Mendocino Falanghina, 2016

Orange · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Anthesis Wines
Mendocino Picpoul, 2016

Orange · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Rare Varietal
Satyr Fire
Ancient Shores Chardonnay Chardonnay Articulate, 2020

Chardonnay · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Soil That Matters

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