Wildcrafted Wines prides itself on over 30 years of creating, nurturing and celebrating relationships with winemakers in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Oregon and more. Each of these artisans are not only extremely skilled at their craft, but also demonstrate immense care for the environment. Get to know some of our favorite winemakers who work with us to bring you the wines that make every occasion memorable.
Jacqueline began her winemaking career in New York. She came to California to study at UC Davis and received her Master’s in Viticulture and Oenology. She has worked for iconic Sonoma and Napa labels Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps, Italics, Schramsberg and Littorai to hone her craft. She is the consulting winemaker for Greggarious, Coplan Vineyards, Astorie and Magnus. We are pleased to carry her meticulously crafted wines.
Nori, a native of Japan, discovered his love of wine on a trip to Italy, where a Barbaresco changed his life. Earning his Japan Sommelier Certificate, he headed to San Francisco working for Nikko hotels. His passion tugged though and led him to winemaking positions at Artesa, Pine Ridge, Silenus and Larsen Family. Noria is his own project dedicated to wine crafted in the tradition of sake - elegant and refined to pair with delicate cuisine.
With 20 years of winemaking experience for premium estate programs in the Napa Valley, Michael has worked with some of the most esteemed vineyards and wineries. At Loomis Estate, he follows organic and biodynamic farming practices that naturally enhance the flavor diversity of the vineyard’s rich tapestry of individual blocks. Michael’s natural approach continues in the winery where he emphasizes classic, small-lot techniques and gentle handling to craft balanced wines that embody a sense of place with elegance, purity and power.
Discover 3rd Generation vintner-winemakers who learned from their fathers and grandfathers that emigrated from Mexico. Love of the land is key. Growing up in Napa and farming some of the Valley's highest end grapes, Eric and Ignacio prove that great wine always begins in the vineyard.
Christine Barbe chose Toquade (the French word for infatuation) as the name of her wine, because it reflects her passion for Sauvignon Blanc. Christine grew up in France and received her Ph.D. at the Bordeaux Institute of Enology while making wine at Chateau Carbonnieux and La Louviere in Pessac-Leognan. She spent 5 years working in Bordeaux, learning how to harvest Sauvignon Blanc to maximize the aroma and flavor of the wine. When she moved to California in 1996 she did winemaking and viticulture research at Robert Mondavi, Gallo and Trinchero wineries. Toquade is the result of over 15 years of experimentation and winemaking in France and California.