and Gerry Brinton founded Charles Creek Vineyard in 2002 with the goal of creating outstanding wines at an exceptional value.
A descendant of John Deere
, Bill Brinton
operates Charles Creek according to the principles of value, integrity, and quality.
, Proprietor - Bill Brinton
resides in Sonoma, but his
roots are deep in the Midwest.
Midwesterners are known for strong American values, respect for family and institutions, and the ability to create and recognize value in products.
is a direct descendent of a true pioneer, John Deere
direct family was at the helm of Deere
until its recent transition to a public company.
Ten years prior to the start of Charles Creek Vineyard, Bill
used this same dedication to create new and innovative beverages.
In 1993, Bill, a graduate of the Columbia University MBA program, established a natural products and nutritional beverage firm, The Wiman Beverage Company.
This company was sold to a larger firm in 2000.
enjoys vineyard selection and development, as well as the critical evaluation and blending of the juice from grapes into wine.
The wines are styled to pair wonderfully with a wide variety of fresh foods, and his
vision is to create wines that could be sold for $30 to $75 per bottle, but that provide an exceptional value in the $20 to $25 price range.
was educated in North Carolina at Duke University
and Boston and settled in San Francisco with her husband, Bill
, one of the founding owners, has farming, innovation and creativity in his
works in partnership with his wife, Gerry
, and together they maintain the vision for the winery and work to select the best grapes for their wines.