Amici is, at heart, a story of friendship.
In the 1990's, a group of friends with a passion for good wine and fun times together crushed a few tons of grapes in the Napa Valley for our personal cellars. The resulting wine was so well-received that we started producing wine the very next year to share with the public. We chose to name the wine, appropriately, Amici ("friends" in Italian).
Amici's owners — John Harris, Bob and Celia Shepard, Bart Woytowicz and Joel Aiken—are all great friends with a passion for making and enjoying great wine. At Amici we focus on quality, not quantity. Because we insist on keeping our production small, we can carefully control the process of creating each wine, crafting what we like to consider a small work of art in each bottle.
What started as a few friends crushing some grapes for fun is now an award-winning premium wine known around the country, but one thing will never change: Amici is a wine created by friends, for friends. Come join our circle of "amici"!