We dreamed of owning a vineyard and making wine since we first met in 1983. It took us a decade before we’d plant our first vine, and then another six years before we’d find this magnificent vineyard in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Along the way we learned a lot! Most importantly, that wine is a source of endless discovery and rich friendships.
Amista translates as “it makes friends” and in our experience creating this winery has been all about friendship. At each step in our journey, we’ve had friends encouraging, guiding and helping us realize our dream of owning a winery. Their enthusiasm and interest taught us that not only do we take great pleasure in growing grapes and making wine, but that we’re invigorated by sharing our experience with others. And so, we’ve created a winery that welcomes old and new friends alike, to join us in exploring the natural rhythm and splendid beauty of wine country living.