Mayo Family Winery Production
Mayo Family Winery produces small lots of single-vineyard wines under the premise that the world’s most interesting and highest quality wines must come from a single-vineyard source that can be expressed in the wines’ aroma, taste, and texture.
Mayo Family Winery was founded in 1993, the winery has two winemaking facilities in Glen Ellen, California, each fitted and equipped to produce particular types of wine. Mayo Family wines are only sold online or in our tasting room attached to the winery in Glen Ellen and our two other tasting rooms in Sonoma Valley; they are not distributed across the country. After a lifetime of living in or around Sonoma Valley, Henry & Diane Mayo, Founder/Owners, decided in 1990 to raise some grapes. Her husband, Henry, cleared off a beautiful valley and in 1990 planted 3,000 Chardonnay vines. In 1993 they bottled their first 200 cases and discovered that it was delicious. The following year, 1,200 cases were produced, and they were overwhelmed. Henry still had his day job as the Real Estate Broker with Frank Howard Allen, so they picked up the phone and called their son, Jeffrey–the rest is history! Today they love vegan wines including pinot Meunier, chardonnay, syrah, zinfandel, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, and malbec that Michael Berthoud is making, and they love living in Sonoma Valley…making it all a match made in heaven. Be sure to explore the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room.
Jeffrey H. Mayo, President Since leaving his position in 1995 as Vice President of Acquisitions for one of California’s largest homebuilders, Jeffrey Mayo, has lived and breathed wine. In large part, Mayo Family Winery is a combination of Jeffrey’s progressive and well-developed business expertise as well as his passion for wine. He is one of those wine lovers that seek out the world’s most interesting wines, takes every opportunity to indulge his palate, and believes that any wine can be good if it engages your intellect as well as your senses. To that end, Jeffrey put the family’s winery on a path specializing in single-vineyard wines. He realized early on that Mayo Family Winery had to take this road and never waver if its wines were to capture the imagination of wine lovers. Today, Jeffrey oversees sales and production. If he’s not selling Mayo Family Winery wines, he’s on a forklift moving bins of grapes or pallets of wine. Michel Berthoud, Winemaker Winemaker, Michel Berthoud Formerly Winemaker for Arrowood Vineyards just down the road, Michel joined the Mayo Family Winery just before the 2004 harvest. The many awards and accolades his Arrowood wines won and the following he created for himself resulted from the lessons he learned from Dick Arrowood and his own well-developed sense that winemaking is an artisan process that demands a feel for the land as well as an artist’s well-honed technique. Born and raised in Sonoma Valley, Michel oversees all the winemaking at Mayo Family Winery and works closely with the winery’s many grower partners.
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