A bigger, more sensual take from an oft-lighter styled winery. AND I FRICKEN LOVE IT
Our point of view of Mendocino’s incredible viticulture history. Zinfandel and Carignan. Sourced from 75 year + vineyards and fermented with a small percentage of whole cluster. This wine was allowed to age in older french oak for sixteen months.
Natural wines made with love in Berkeley California
JASON EDWARD CHARLES
Jason Edward Charles has spent the greater portion of the past two decades making the world his classroom. His post-collegiate years found Charles taking photographs of everything from street life in Mexico City to the gorgeous Spanish countryside. After Europe, Charles moved to New York and waited tables in the Manhattan restaurant industry, where he was hostage to the good fortune of being surrounded by passionate wine experts. His interest ablaze, Charles landed a harvest internship and promptly moved to Northern California, where he worked the fields to learn every possible aspect of the winemaking craft. From there, Charles headed to France to further his studies at Chateau Haut Goujon in Lalande de Pomerol.
After serving the soil, grape and sun in France, Charles returned to work at some of Napa’s most renowned wineries, formally establishing Vinca Minor in 2013.
EMILY O'HARA CHARLES
Emily has fallen into wine making by proxy of her husband. It is not her craft, but business and design is. By day, Emily is Senior Director of Marketing at eBay. When she's not at her day job, you can find her with their daughter Ava or fully immersed in Vinca Minor, managing the programming and events for the tasting room and wine club.
AVA ELIZABETH CHARLES
Ava was born into it. At four years old she isn't involved in the winemaking, but loves a vineyard visit, specifically for the dogs. In the tasting room, you can find her curating all aspects of the kids activity corner.