Our Story

Founded in 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, by a small team of wine industry insiders who share a passion for the kind of artisan winemaking. too often lost in an increasingly corporate landscape.

Interest in wine has exploded over the last twenty years, with more than 175,000 labels sold in the United States. Unfortunately, consolidation among retailers and wholesalers has shut out many small and mid-size producers. This makes it harder than ever for wine lovers to reach beyond mainstream labels to find wines crafted in limited production by true artisan winemakers. And in a market increasingly dominated by large corporations, small wineries often find themselves gobbled up or squeezed out by the big players.

That’s where GrapeSeed comes in. We give artisan winemakers the freedom to pursue their dream projects, such as highlighting exceptional regions, outstanding vineyards and even tiny vineyard blocks with production as low as 25 cases. In return, our members (we call them Partners) get access to exceptional small-production wines crafted exclusively for GrapeSeed.

GrapeSeed is a community that directly connects wine lovers to the finest winemakers around—individuals whose wines have consistently received the highest marks from the leading critics, including Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. In addition to one-of-a-kind wines, GrapeSeed Partners also have behind-the-scenes access to wine country. Through VIP access, unique wine country experiences and exclusive events, GrapeSeed offers a dynamic interaction between wine lovers and award wining artisan winemakers.

In short, our winemakers love the chance to create their own special projects and get them into the hands of the most appreciative folks around. Our Partners love the exclusive access to these remarkable wines.

And as for us? We here at GrapeSeed love everything about what we do best—uniting people around a passion for great wine. We hope you’ll become a part of this innovative journey from vineyard to glass!

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