Stomping Girl Wines was founded in honor of my grandmother, who began our family’s winemaking tradition in Israel, recruiting my younger sister and me to stomp grapes during the harvest. Two generations later, in 2003, my wife, Kathryn, and I began making wine in our Berkeley, CA home wine cellar, enlisting the help of our three children. In 2008, we proudly produced 100 cases for our first commercial vintage.
Working in partnership with farmers growing grapes at some of the top vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Carneros, and the Sonoma Coast, we are dedicated to crafting superb Pinot Noir and Chardonnay using traditional, minimalist techniques influenced by time spent in Burgundy.
In 2009 and 2010, production grew to 500 cases at a winey location in Berkeley. This urban setting helped foster close relationships with customers and the community.
In 2011 we moved to a shared winery in Sebastopol, CA, where we produce close to 1000 cases per year. Active in both Sebastopol as well as our Berkeley outpost, we feel extremely lucky to have the best of both worlds. Though the winery location has changed over the years, our winemaking methods and close relationships with our growers partners have not. We feel very lucky to be able to pursue our passion.