The Rest Of Our Story

When we embarked on this dream, we understood that the work would be hard, the days (and nights) long, and the results unpredictable. We understood that all the efforts to achieve success were a frost away from devastation or a simple rainfall away from complete loss. But for us, we knew that we would be successful in spite of such things as we had the support of friends and family.  We invite you to be a part of our developing story.  Every day brings new people to our doorstep.  People that help shape our future.   We don’t take for granted the essential part that friends and family have played in getting us to where we are now so it is with the same respect that you are welcomed at our fledgling winery.

Nestled among a collection of some truly ‘Rock Star’ vintners in a conclave of Napa’s urban wineries, Avinodos is the next generation of producers to carry the torch for the iconic status of premium Napa Valley wines.  An icon himself, our winemaker Gustavo Brambila’s career stretches 30+ vintages; is highlighted by 23 years at Grgich Hills and celebrity status to most ‘Bottle Shock’ fans, besides carrying most recently his successful independent label — Gustavo.

Avinodos is owned by Gustavo’s son, Lorin, who grew up in the vineyards of Napa County.  Along with Lorin, the ‘dos’ equation is completed by co-owner Dan Dexter.  Growing up amongst the farm fields in Illinois that Dan’s family has owned since being homestead in 1836, the agriculture roots in this duo grow long and deep.

Our production is small but don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor with what’s sure to become Napa’s next superstar producer. Any visit to our winery is guaranteed to be intimate with high likelihood of finding yourself involved in some aspect of actual production…harvest, crush, bottling, or maybe tasting with the winemaker over a barrel of our yet to be released vintage.