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Founded in April 2004, Row Eleven Wine Company currently produces three wine brands: Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis and Civello. We crush grapes from Santa Barbara County to Sonoma County. We work with California’s finest vineyards. It is our belief that great grapes must be crushed within ten miles of each vineyard. This makes it impossible for us to have a central winery. We currently do not have a tasting room. We can be contacted by telephone at 415-259-2770, faxed at 415-259-0180, or emailed using our contact form. You may reach Ricardo d. on his home phone which is listed on all of our Pinot Noir corks. Our sales offices are located at 135 Third Street, Suite 100, San Rafael, California 94901. Questions regarding distribution should be directed to our National Sales Manager and partner, Craig Boggs. Row Eleven wines are found in the finest restaurants, wine bars, and wine shops across the US. We are very proud that our wines are served by the nation’s best sommeliers and chefs.

– Description from hinaualan

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The roots of Row Eleven stretch back many years touching hundreds of grape growers and winemakers. In 1987, after fifteen years of crushing grapes in the United States and Chile, Winemaker/Founder Richard de los Reyes (also known as Ricky or Ricardo) swore he would never make wine again. Instead, he became a partner in two companies which assisted other winemakers as they searched California appellations for vineyards, grapes, and wines. Richard’s training in winemaking and unique position representing hundreds of winemakers and growers allowed him insight into techniques and vineyard access that no other winemaker had or probably will ever have. In 2003, while watching California growers plant new Dijon clones in new appellations, Richard became interested in making Pinot Noir again. In 2004, Richard partnered with Ken Conner to create Row Eleven Wine Company. Their plan was simple. Turn Richard loose and let him find the best vineyards, in the best appellations, and take the best rows. We chose Row Eleven. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for three wonderful friendships: Bob Miller (Founder Bien Nacido Vineyards and Solomon Hills Vineyard), Dale Hampton (considered the “father” of vineyards on the south central coast), and Mel Sanchietti (one of the most respected industry veterans and growers in the Russian River) pledged their best grapes if Richard ever made wine again. Our quality is the direct result of their hard work. – Description from markomkc

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