Kelley & Young Wines … Sustainably farmed, passionately prepared, gratefully shared.
Ours is a very small winery started in 2007 by husband and wife team Kathleen Kelley and Jim Young as an outlet for Kathleen’s passion for food and Jim’s passion for wine creating the perfect marriage.
This year, Kelley & Young will produce about 1,500 cases, our largest amount to date. We make 5 main wines: a barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc; Kathleen Rose, a light Bordeaux blend rosé; Nuits de Young, a dark Bordeaux blend rosé, a native yeast fermented Zinfandel that is aged in French oak for 20 months and a native yeast fermented Malbec that is also aged in French Oak for 20 months. We also make a Late Harvest Sauvignon or a Late Harvest Riesling when conditions are right to encourage Botrytis.
We source our grapes from the family’s certified sustainable, Robert Young Vineyards; 320 acres of vineyard in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, that have been farmed by Youngs since 1851. Jim is the Vineyard Manager for Robert Young as well as the CEO, and selects just the perfect places in the vineyard to source our grapes. He’s also able to grow those grapes just the way he likes so that the wines truly represent the terroir of the ranch.