Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by David Ramey and his wife Carla. David is a true pioneer of traditional artisan winemaking techniques in California. At a time when making wine using “by the book” conventional methods was the norm, he began using practices considered revolutionary by applying old-world techniques he learned working in France to the perfectly ripe fruit of Napa and Sonoma. His groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lies aging, whole-cluster pressing and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known. As a result, David has become one of California’s most respected winemakers and has created a benchmark style now emulated by many. He takes chances, often harvesting his grapes at the last possible moment to create his signature Burgundian style wines that are widely praised by his peers, consumers and critics alike.