Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by David Ramey and his wife Carla, David has spent sixteen years as a wine making in Sonoma and a further six years working with and helping to establish several wineries in Napa. He has also helped to pioneer many traditional, artisan winemaking techniques helping to shape the way that many Californian wines are made to day, introducing barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and lees aging at a time when these methods were not practiced in the California. David gained a graduate degree from the University of California where he wrote thesis in 1979 which is still used today to better understand how wine ages. Following this, he worked for a period at Chateau Petrus, learning all he could about the art of French winemaking and applying this to the grapes in California’s wine regions.
With several vineyards planted across Napa and Sonoma, planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Ramey Wine Cellars have quickly gained critical notoriety, high scores and great reviews from many respected wine writers which include Jancis Robinson and Jeb Dunnuck.