Rippey Family expands Custom Crush Operations leasing former Buena Vista Winery on Ramal Road
The Vintners Group, owned by the Rippey family of Napa, whose portfolio includes Carneros Vintners Inc. and Lodi Vintners Inc., will operate the historic Buena Vista Winery on Ramal Road in Carneros under the temporary name Carneros Vintners East.
With over 600,000 gallons of closed top stainless steel tanks, over 1,500 tons of open top fermentation capacity and a large temperature controlled barrel room, this will further expand Carneros Vintners’ ability to handle large lots with the high quality standards expected for this region at reasonable prices.
“The Vintners Group had already seen the need for a high quality, large lot size winery in the North Coast area, which was confirmed with the overwhelming demand at the original Carneros Vintners” says Director of Operations Tyson Rippey. “ The Ramal Road facility allows us to further cater to the high end, larger volume Pinot Noir customers in the area within close proximity to our Stage Gulch Road location”.
Planned improvements to the Ramal Road facility are the addition of a full size truck scale and the implementation of VinX2 database for timely information throughput. The Vintners Group is also keeping on the key personnel from the previous harvest to make the transition as smooth as possible. This includes Winemaker Geoff Murray, formerly of Bin to Bottle and Napa Wine Co, the facilities Maintenance Supervisor for the past five years, and various other cellar staff.
About The Vintners Group
Founded by Dennis Rippey more than 20 years ago, The Vintners Group is a family run collection of Custom Crush wineries with special emphasis on quality bulk wines and vineyards throughout Napa, Sonoma and Lodi. Their operations provide value and quality as well as cutting edge technology, as evidenced by the implementation of their second Flash Détente system being installed this year at Carneros Vintners. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org