Sapphire Hill is our testament to following your dreams ... no matter how outrageous they may seem.
My husband Chris and I have always been wine lovers and in the early 90's, while living in the Bay area, our favorite past time was heading out to wine country. We loved the beauty, the history, the people and of course the excellent wines. However, it was one of those elusive places where we wondered how in the world we could ever make a living in the small towns that make up the area.
After moving from California and taking several vacations back to the area, we again wondered how we could live in such a beautiful place and make our dream come true.
Chris spent his career working for big corporations and I've spent the last 25 years working with morning radio personalities across the country from wherever corporate America would move us at the time.
One evening Chris came home and said he was tired of the corporate life and moving around all the time. He wanted to love going to work everyday and when I asked what his passion was, he said he always dreamed of working at a winery. My first reaction was, "Hmm ... I bet there are a lot of people who'd love to work at a winery; but, if that's what you'd like to do, go get a job at a winery!" Much to my surprise, 5 months later, we were giving away our "stuff" and moving out to beautiful Healdsburg to live out our dream. Chris became the CFO of a family owned winery and then began his own winery consulting firm while I continued with my career in radio.
The opportunity to purchase Sapphire Hill came up in Fall of 2010 and we decided that our love of wine and the winery business was a passion that we both shared and something we could happily do for the rest of our lives.
Sapphire Hill's tasting room is located in the heart of Northern Sonoma County in downtown Healdsburg. Our vision is to specialize in hand-crafted, limited-production wines that showcase the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley appellations in a fun and exciting environment.
We loved the Sapphire Hill logo as we felt it depicted the three beautiful wine regions that all intersect in Healdsburg. In the future, we're looking forward to adding vintages from the Cabernet and Chardonnay varietals on our property in the Alexander Valley hills, as well as from the many hand-selected area vineyards that are known for producing excellent wines!
Our wines are currently available at our tasting room in Healdsburg, on-line, and in San Francisco bay area and Southern California restaurants.
Thanks for stopping by our site. Hopefully, we'll someday meet in person and we'll be a part of sharing each other's dreams along with some great wine!