- Monday, December 5, 2016
- 335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303
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//About Gros Ventre
We started Gros Ventre because we wanted to create the kinds of wines we most enjoy drinking – inspired by the old world, but not afraid of the new one.
Pinot noir is what we do, made from fruit we source from four distinct, cool sites in Anderson Valley and Sonoma County. Our goal is to let those sites shine through the wines in the expressive way that’s unique to Pinot.
We launched Gros Ventre Cellars soon after we were married in 2009, right before the birth of our first born.
But it really started in the place we met – near the Gros Ventre River in Jackson Hole. Chris had been working in bottle shops and restaurants in Colorado and Wyoming, spending nights serving and pulling corks so his days were free to snowboard and fly fish. Sarah was working in advertising in New York and San Francisco, and was visiting Jackson Hole (where she previously lived) when our paths crossed at a party. A long-distance friendship was born, surviving Chris’ switch from the dining room to the winery, and his moves from Jackson to Napa to Australia to Healdsburg to New Zealand and back again. We kept in touch while he spent time working at wineries like Robert Biale, Torbreck, Williams Selyem, Marcassin and eventually Sierra Foothills winery Skinner Vineyards, where he has been the winemaker since 2007.
We currently live in the gold rush town of Placerville, trucking fruit from the coast to the mountains to make our wines in Skinner’s state of the art winery. We welcome visitors to the home we share with our two little ones whenever we get the chance.