a life of winemaking
The Vines is an explorer’s club and the first worldwide community dedicated to winemaking. Our members travel to the world’s most storied winemaking regions, learning the craft from master practitioners and creating their own unique vintages.
We are people who wanted to find an authentic way to navigate the world through learning the winemaking craft from the greatest winemakers, and low-imprint immersion into the local culture and food. We live this life. We are here for it.
The idea was to get to know the world by making wine —to have outposts at select vineyards where we could make our own unique wines by building relationships with the most inventive, celebrated growers and winemakers.
As a member of The Vines, you’re free to choose new destinations every year, or return to a favorite region. In the next 5 years, we plan to offer winemaking in 12 regions worldwide, plus a series of pop-ups, including making Sauternes in France, Sake in Japan and even Mezcal in Mexico.
We partner with inventive, award-winning winemakers around the world to learn their unique methods and philosophies. Each of our terroir-focused partners represents a distinct approach to craft, drawing from local varietals and traditions to create custom blends for our members that capture the indigenous spirit of the region
Our community comes together through transformative experiences across the world. From virtual events with surfing legends, graphic artists and chefs, to multi-day Blending Escapes and trips in Europe and elsewhere, our members build lifelong friendships in remarkable ways.
You experience the authenticity of a place from an insider’s perspective. You are truly connected to the land, and to the locals – not imposing on a place or culture, but revealing it.
Sustainability is not simply a means of production, it’s a principle that runs through everything we do. Through our relationships we support and pursue practices that protect the exceptional places that inspire us.
We are people who wanted to find an authentic way to navigate the world through the things we loved. We live this life. We are here for it.
Winemaking is a word of adventurers, iconoclasts, enthusiasts, tributaries, tangents.
It takes us to far-flung outposts.
Down unmarked roads, through strange gates & doors.