From Winemaker Laura Brennan Bissell:
"Though I am originally a native of the Washington DC Area, I moved to the Bay Area when I was 22 to become a tattoo artist, but instead spent the majority of my time on bicycles, collecting records, reading books, drinking beer, and touring around the US with bands. In my mid 20s I moved to Barcelona where I was very involved with performance poetry, experimental music, and truly developed my love for beautifully simple food, and low intervention wine.
After sending off a very embellished CV, I moved back to California in 2011 to work a winemaking internship at Unti in the Dry Creek Valley. Despite much skepticism from peers, I made my first vintage the following year, figuring the only way I'd ever been good at learning things was by doing them myself, and learning from my own mistakes and successes. In 2013 in hopes of learning more about vineyards I began an internship with Matthiasson, which was without a doubt an invaluable experience that I will forever be grateful for.
My wines are made with spontaneous ferments, low sulfur, low intervention, and ethically farmed grapes. All of that said, I am not dogmatic in my practices, and believe that good wine is the ultimate goal"- Selection Massale