We provide San Francisco Peninsula property owners with access to the world of premium grape growing and world-class winemaking.
There are a few others aiming to help private vineyards, but none with our laser focus on the best residential vines and wines service possible:
- We are the only vineyard company 100% focused on residential vineyards, with zero commercial clients. Do you want to be at the bottom of someone else’s To Do list?
- We are the only vineyard company based in and 100% focused on the Peninsula. Do you want a crew trying to make time to get to you from over an hour away from their base and core clients?
- We are the only vineyard company with an in-house winery that’s won a wall full of winemaking awards and has a full-time, suitably high-quality professional winemaker. Do you want ordinary ‘backyard’ wines or truly award-winning wines you can be really proud of?
This focus is part of why we now have over 100 extremely loyal clients that we move heaven and earth for. We are proud to say they are all fervent supporters of the quality and value of our work. Meanwhile, we are determined to ensure they remain our best source of new clients and ringing endorsements.
Thayer Dunwoody, Head Vineyard Manager
Thayer Dunwoody is a native of the Santa Cruz Mountains who holds a degree in Horticulture and Viticulture from Washington State University. He continues to hone his craft with continual research, meticulous observation and the help of his 3 highly-skilled vineyard teams.
Thayer has been leading vineyard crews since 2011, with responsibility for all facets of vineyard management from pruning through to harvest, including protocols for disease, nutrient and water management and all deepened by working as the Head Vineyard Manager of our 100+ estate vineyards since 2016.
When not in the vineyards, Thayer can be found in his family orchard nurturing over 50 varieties of specialty fruit trees and enjoying life with his wife Megan and young family.
Andrew Vingiello, Winemaker
Andrew Vingiello is one of the Bay Area’s leading winemakers. He was the force and skill behind A.P. Vin, the cult Pinot-oriented winery that lit up San Francisco’s wine scene for 15 years.
A.P. Vin’s stream of scores and accolades underlines his widely-recognized calibre. They averaged over 92 points for 10 years of consecutive scores from Wine Spectator, while also averaging over 93 points in all his scores from Robert Parker – an incredible run of consistent success and justified acclaim.
Andrew now lives with his wife and daughter in Portola Valley, in the heart of our collection of vineyards. He is excitedly bringing his famed passion and full-time focus to handcrafting La Honda’s wines in the quest for years more delight for a growing community of fans.
Danielle Dubois, Operations Manager
Danielle rules the roost. She is brimming with the warmth and competence that we aim for when folks entrust us with their wines and vines.
With a degree from University of California Davis, Danielle’s adventure so far has included working in Marketing and Finance analyst roles at Oracle, and running her own floral business.
Danielle works closely with our vineyard owners to get them their wines and manages our office among other responsibilities. She also keeps busy with Lucy, the winery top dog, and takes no prisoners at ice hockey every week!
David Page, GM and Owner
David ‘Jacko’ Page grew up in England and France and learned a little from watching his father run several wineries’ international operations (including Calvet in Bordeaux, Thorin in Burgundy, Dehours in Champagne).
A philosophy and economics graduate of Oxford University, David moved to San Francisco in 2001 and worked for 2 technology companies before 2011, when he found this new adventure in Californian wine.
When not pursuing great vines and wines, David adores exploring California with his wife and son for the best scenery and mischief.