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. 
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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Grenache, 2019

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

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Rockets Red Wine
Serenity Farm & Vineyard Rosé Pinot Noir, 2019

Rosé · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

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

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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Wines Grenache, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Subtle, Fruity, Savory, and Natural · Rare wine (78 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Rockets Red Wine
"Rockets Red Fizzion" Sparkling Pinot Noir, 2020

Sparkling Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, Porch Pounder, and Natural · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

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Bruliam Wines
Sangiacomo Roberts Road Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fruity, Spicy, Subtle, and Savory · Limited wine (215 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

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Bruliam Wines
Sonoma Rosé Pinot Noir, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

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Bruliam Wines
Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Limited wine (205 cases produced) · Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California

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Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Rusted Cutlass Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

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

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

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

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

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

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

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Two Shepherds
Grenache Blanc, 2017

Rhône-style White Wine · Natural, Complex, Mineral, Saline, and Savory · Rare wine (148 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

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River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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

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Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007

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

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Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

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

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Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2007

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

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Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2006

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

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Human Cellars
Öde to Rüdi-Zero/Zero Dry Riesling, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Mineral, Funky, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay, 2020

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Mineral, Balanced, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Gamay, 2020

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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

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Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

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

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Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

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

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

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

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