THE EK WINE STORY
CELEBRATING THE CALIFORNIA VINE
One of those “hyper-enthusiastic” wine geeks since college (writing volumes of tasting notes and spending all of my disposable income on wine), it wasn’t until age 33 that I worked my first harvest. I had a single goal in mind: to someday hold up a bottle of world-class wine and say to myself, “I made this.”
Today I’m fascinated to discover that my goal is never-ending… the pursuit of making fine wine goes on forever. Each vintage brings new challenges and triumphs, more discoveries and deeper desires. Palates evolve, knowledge grows, new vineyards beckon, ideas flow. It’s really about the journey after all.
Along the way I’ve been fortunate to befriend many to whom I owe great thanks. Bruce Devlin, winemaker at Ballentine Vineyards and co-owner of Three Clicks Wines, and Bill Hunter, owner and winemaker at Chasseur Wines, hired me to work their 2002 and 2003 harvests. Each offered patience and guidance as I strived to learn their craft. Mike Officer and Jay Maddox of Carlisle Winery & Vineyards merit special thanks for being the most generous mentors an aspiring winemaker could ever imagine. The list goes on as countless other winemakers, growers and vineyard managers throughout Sonoma and Napa share their experience and camaraderie every year. It’s a remarkable community of which I’m proud to be an active member.
We're fortunate enough to have an incredible team and together we strive to capture the best of every vintage in bottle, showcase inspired art on every label, and share it all with as many people as possible every day. We hope you're inspired to join us on the journey!
Owner | Winemaker
SHIPMENTS TWICE A YEAR
Direct sales are allocated exclusively to EK Allocation List members at a 10% discount. Orders of 6+ bottles save an additional 50% off shipping. New releases ship twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
You may customize your spring and fall allocations any way you like, from 0–12 bottles of each wine. (Small-lot and list-only wines will have lower limits.) To modify your allocations, click on MY ALLOCATION above.
Wines often sell out at or close to release, so we encourage making the most of your spring and fall allocations. As long as wine remains, you are welcome to reorder online through our EK Special Order store. Or contact John Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.244.9453.