Sans Wine Company

  • Napa, California, United States
Sans Wine Company
  • "They are simply satisfying in exactly the way they ought to be, to take advantage of the container’s benefits — fresh, thirst-quenching and delicious."

    "Sans Wine is intended for wine geeks, the people who care that the wines are fermented with indigenous yeast rather than inoculated with commercial yeast, and that they are stabilized with minimum, if any, sulfur dioxide, which is nearly universally used in the wine world."

    —Eric Asimov, NY Times

sans  /sanz/
adjective literary humorous

without.
"sans chemicals,  sans additives, sans pretense."

 

Founders Jake Stover and Gina Schober met in 2013. On the advice of his older brother, Jake, originally from Kansas, postponed applying to law school in order to intern at a Napa winery for the 2008 harvest. The internship turned in to a full time position with Failla Wines, where Jake worked for 4 years in the vineyards, cellar and in wine sales. In 2012, after a short stint with Aaron Pott of Seven Stones, he shifted his focus to the farming side of wine and worked for a local vineyard management company as viticulturist. He started his own farming company in 2014, Stover Vineyard Management, which specializes in “beyond organic” wine growing, with an emphasis on no pesticide use in the vineyard.

Gina is a Bay Area native and UC Davis alum. You could say that wine is in her blood: her maternal grandfather was a grape grower in Clearlake, CA for 30 years and her paternal grandfather was a Gallo Wines sales rep in the 1960s. Gina’s passion for wine truly started while working for Bacchus Management Group’s Pizza Antica and Cafe des Amis, where she worked as a beverage manager and sommelier; she eventually moved to the Napa Valley to work as a sommelier for Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro. These days, she is an independent contractor, representing a number of premium wineries.

Together, they launched Sans Wine Co. in 2015. Rooted in their shared appreciation for fresh, vibrant and approachable “wines of place”, the company sources grapes from organically farmed vineyards and environmentally conscience growers in order to craft natural wines. Their delightful—albiet non-traditional— approach to packaging makes them a unique addition to our portfolio!

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB9158-20
Organic
Sans Wine Company Sparkling Rosé Poor Ranch
2020
Zinfandel
100% Zinfandel from the 'Passadore Block' of Poor Ranch Vineyard in Mendocino County. The vines were originally planted in 1952 and are dry...
United States

DB9152-20
Organic
Sans Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc “Finley Road”
2020
Sauvignon Blanc
‘Finley Road Vineyard’ is surrounded by pear and walnut orchards in Lake County’s Kelseyville area.  The vineyard is certified organic and...
United States

DB9151-20
Organic
Sans Wine Company Rosé of Carignan “Poor Ranch”
2020
Carignan
100% Carignan from three blocks within the Poor Ranch Vineyard in Mendocino County. The oldest block, "Coyote Rock", was planted in 1943....
United States

DB9155-20
Organic
Sans Wine Company Carbonic Carignan “Coyote Rock”
2020
Carignan
The ‘Coyote Rock’ block on the Poor Ranch was planted in 1943 and is the oldest block of Carignan on their property. 100% whole cluster...
United States

DB2889-20
Organic
Sans Wine Company Carignan
2020
Carignan
Carignan from old vine, dry farmed, and organic vineyards in the Mendocino AVA of Northern California, planted in the 1920s, 1940s and...
United States