compass Veteran Winemaker

After serving in our military, many veterans come home to pursue new careers, bringing the dedication of their past experiences into new endeavors. The ones who choose to pursue winemaking often do it out of immense passion and bring their acute attention to detail and dedication to service to the process, crafting stunning wines as a result. 

Veterans are an important part of our nation’s past, present, and future. In addition to serving our country, many of them also bring a passion for giving back. 

Be sure to check out the winery’s page for a deeper dive into the stories of these incredible people, and what they’re doing to continue making the world a better place. 
Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fruity and Fresh · Super rare wine (38 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (84 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Hand-harvested
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 ...
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
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

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

Sustainable Farming
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
Rockets Red Wine
2 Bottles Rockets Red Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (84 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Hand-harvested
Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Fizzion Sparkling Pinot Noir, 2021

Sparkling Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, Porch Pounder, Natural, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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 ...
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
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Rosé Zinfandel, 2019

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Zinfandel Estate, 2019

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

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Biofusion, 2019

Red Blend · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Petite Sirah Estate, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Bold, Floral, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Limited wine (295 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (628 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (749 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Limited wine (584 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (212 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Social Creatures
Hannah Chenin Blanc, 2021

Chenin Blanc · Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · San Benito, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Social Creatures
Egon Cabernet Franc, 2021

Cabernet Franc · Balanced, Earthy, and Herbaceous · San Benito, California

Unique Climate
Satyr Fire
Nectar Flow Myriad White, 2021

Alsace-style Riesling · Earthy, Mineral, Fruity, Spicy, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Primitivo, 2021

Other Red · Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Sparkling Grenache, 2020

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Syrah, 2017

California Syrah · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Mourvèdre, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Bypass Red, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Marley Rosé, N.V.

Rosé · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SypSyrah - Port-style Dessert Wine Syrah, 2020

Port-style wine · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SyrGreMour – A Syrah based blend, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

TreeSky Wines
TreeSky Red Wine Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Statera Cellars
Lares Gamay Noir Tymora, 2020

Red Blend · Balanced · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Chardonnay Imber, 2020

Chardonnay · Saline · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Chardonnay Cutis, 2020

Orange · Smoky and Balanced · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Pinot Gris Chimera, 2021

Pinot Gris · Fruity · Elkton Oregon, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Pinot Noir Babel, 2021

Red Blend · Balanced · Elkton Oregon, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Aligoté, 2021

Other White · Floral · Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Sparkling Petillant Naturel, 2021

Pét nat · Saline · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Royer Vineyard Statera Chardonnay, 2020

Chardonnay · Balanced · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2019

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Bright, Fresh, and Fruity · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, and Vibrant · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Balanced and Bright · Super rare wine (45 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2018

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, and Bright · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Low Stock
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, and Velvety · Super rare wine (43 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, Earthy, and Smooth · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Custom Blend, N.V.

Red Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Syrah October Special Syrah - 3 -pack, 2017

Syrah · Bold, Balanced, and Smooth · Rare wine (99 cases produced) · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

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