Wineries & Stories
Pech Merle Winery
In 2007, Founders Bruce and Cheryl Lawton were inspired by a pre-historic cave visit in the Lot River Valley of France known as “Pech Merle”, or "Cave Under The Hill". Pronounced “pesh-mael”, this authentic gallery of prehistoric art dating back 25,000 years BC would lead them and Creative Director Ivy Rose Hutton to create a brand that would be cool, unique and emotional, just like their visit to the caves.
Page Wine Cellars
Founded in 1997, Page Wine Cellars is a realized dream for brothers Bryan and Chris Page. Bryan was bitten by the wine bug on a trip to France and returned with a deep desire to make wine. In pursuit of his goal, Bryan worked in restaurants to save money, while enthusiastically apprenticing with a winemaker to absorb everything he could to learn the craft.
Life's journey is sometimes circuitous, and for Orpheus Wines' owner and winemaker, that path started in Seattle while finalizing degrees in medical technology, biology and dance. Unsure how to move into the professional phase of his life, Marc Krafft took a long backpacking trip through Europe hoping for inspiration. Inspiration found him on a high speed train in France where he met an enthusiastic winemaker from Bordeaux
Olson Ogden Wines
Tim Olson is not only an experienced winemaker, but he also gained experience while working at French cooperage Tonnellerie Nadalie in his role as Director of Enology. Tim has been perfecting his winemaking skills in Northern California for over 21 years in prestigious vineyards such as Acacia Vineyard, Caymus Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars, St. Supery Winery and Tarius Wines. Over the years, Olson Ogden Wines have won numerous awards and received high points and praise in wine publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits.
Olabisi Winemaker and Owner Ted Osborne stumbled upon the second love of his life, wine, when his wife took a job in Napa Valley. Ted began working in the vineyards and cellar at Cakebread Cellars when he realized this was his future. Throwing his entire life into the work, he began to apprentice and work harvests in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.