Our Story

Wine making, for the DeWitt’s, began in 1994.  Our proximity to South Philadelphia, home of the Italian “home brew” provided us with resources for home winemaking.  Mentored by Ed’s long time barber and friend, Francis Gigliotti, a passion for winemaking began.  In addition, Ed took classes at the Philadelphia Wine School, operated by Keith Wallace, a well know wine critic and educator. Volunteer work, at two New Jersey wineries, added to the knowledge base with hands-on experience. These activities were followed by trips to N. Nevada, our current home, coordinated with visits to Napa and Sonoma County.  Private tours and tastings with renowned wine makers helped us cultivate our skills.  After moving to Nevada in 2006 and making two vintages, of commercial wine, at a small winery in N. Nevada, we networked our way into California.  With the assistance of our grape grower, Ron Siegemund, we were introduced to Michall Pendleton, owner and winemaker at Pendleton Estate Winery.  Michall, graciously, welcomed us to the land of Artisan Winemaking.  Michall, too, had learned his craft by working at local wineries and soaking up knowledge along the way.  With his assistance, we created our first Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, in 2010.

Our 2010 production was 153 cases and is sold out.  Our 2011 production was 185 cases and was released, for sale, June 2014.  The 2011 is now sold out.  We bottled 300 cases of our 2012 and it was released in October 2015. 

In 2013, we moved our production to Medlock Ames Winery, in Healdsburg California.  In 2014 we obtained our own 17/20 California license and USFederal Basic Permit.  We produced and bottled the 2013 under the DEWITT FAMILY license.  We bottled 478 cases of the 2013 and will bottle 600 cases of the 2014 vintage.  We have contracts with 2 growers in Alexander Valley and will expand our production by 50-100 cases, year-to-year. Our wines have won the following awards: