Behrens Family Winery

Behrens Family Winery is a boutique winery in the truest sense. Owned by Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward, who have made the wine under the Behrens & Hitchcock label since 1993, Behrens Family Winery produces small lot wines at its winery perched high on top of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley.

Each wine is a low tech labor of love: crushed into one-ton T-bins, punched down by hand, gently transferred to barrel, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. One only has to look at Les and Lisa’s hands during harvest to know their wines are truly “hand-crafted.”

The couple also gravitates toward small, interesting and low-yielding vineyard sites, working with growers who they know, like and trust, and who are as obsessive about quality as they are. For Les and Lisa, it’s all about letting the vineyards steal the show, and allowing the wines to speak for themselves.

It is truly about family at Behrens Family Winery.  Les’ son Sean and grandson Ethan work full-time alongside Les and Lisa in all aspects of production.  Business manager Schatzi Throckmorton, Director of Hospitality and Sales Robin Cooper and Administrative Assistant Connie Wilson are an integral part of our extended family.

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