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WHO ARE WE?

We’re Walt and Máire, a married couple that have been making wine from Sonoma and Napa Valley for over 10 years together. We met through the business and have held various positions for well over twenty years each. The wine business has been really good to us. In 2008 we were offered an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up -to make wine from a great vineyard in Napa Valley with a great grower. Here’s a little background on how we got here.

Walt Averill

Trailing his mom, Maxine, on trips to Napa Valley from Southern California in the late 70s, Walt collected corks and labels and got bitten by the wine bug early. He’s worked in many different arenas of the wine biz ever since including Wine Manager at Trader Joe’s, Sales Rep for a distributor in So. Cal, Regional Manager for Joseph Phelps Winery, VP Sales and Marketing for DeLoach Vineyards in the 90s, Founder/Owner/Winemaker for Sin E Wine Company in the 2000s. Walt feels happiest when he has projects whether it is Gourmet Cooking on the grill with leftover barrel staves, making cheese or pickles or inventing new gadgets. He loves to golf, watch golf, play with his daughter, golf with her, entertain friends at their home affectionately called the 5 Seasons (because the frequent company makes it seem like a hotel) and golf –oh yes and dress up for Halloween!

Máire Murphy

In much the same way Máire was introduced to wine at an early age. Her parents took her to Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux at the impressionable age of 15 and her mum ran a wholesale Wine and Spirits Merchants in Belfast, Northern Ireland at a time when women were rare in the field. Her destiny was sealed. She’s worked in many different guises during her time in the biz including Marketing Manager and Sales Rep for a large Boston Distributor in the 90s, a buyer and wine writer for Wine.com and Founder of Sin E Wine Company in the 2000s. Máire loves being a Mum to her 5year old daughter and entertaining friends and family at home. She also manages to squeeze in some exercise to keep the pounds at bay from Walt’s delicious cooking –oh yes and she enjoys Halloween too!

 

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