Reichwage Winery aims to grow, produce, and bottle our own wines from our two estate vineyards in Western Sonoma County. Our focus is on estate grown, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from our two historic ranches, Twin Hills and Mancini Ranch.
Generally, we sell about half of our grapes to amicable winemakers in order help cover some of the farming costs. Production is microscopic, about 1000 cases per year. We hope to have our own winemaking space in time for the 2019 harvest.
Proprietor/Winemaker - Max Reichwage
Reichwage Winery was founded in 2014 to fulfill a dream of farming grapes and making wine in Sonoma County. Inspired by the vigneron of Burgundy and the old-school wineries of California to create exceptional terroir driven wine with minimal intervention.
Born and raised in Michigan, Max's parents owned and operated a small retail fermentation supply store catering to the popular home-brewing movement of the 80s. The company slowly grew with the craft brewing industry, to become a national supplier to breweries and small wineries. A childhood surrounded by fermentations and processing equipment undoubtedly left an indelible mark. Before starting the winery in 2014, Max studied chemistry at the University of Michigan, and viticulture and enology at University California Davis. Max’s research on extraction in red wine fermentations can be found in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.
We believe that making the highest-quality wine requires an intimate relationship with the soil and vineyards. Vineyard work is accomplished with a small in-house crew, and a pair of compact Kubota tractors. A small staff, tending a small vineyard allows us to oversee every aspect of the process from pruning to bottling.
We are proud to grow grapes for these exceptional Sonoma County wineries
1689 Pleasant Hill Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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