Photo Credit: Ryan Gooding Photography

Photo Credit: Ryan Gooding Photography

Jenifer Bartz

Winemaker, Artist, and Adventure Seeker

last summer… was born when I decided to pursue my dream of making great wine on California's Central Coast.  I fell in love with this region largely because of the diversity and quality of wine growing and winemaking.  Each wine is a piece of art.  I felt inspired by the attention to farming, sustainability, and the desire of the community to capture the essence of vineyards and varietals.  The approach and support I was looking for.  So, in Spring 2013 I began my adventure. 

My passion for travel stems from growing up in a military family.  Ever since then I have taken every opportunity to explore this beautiful world and its cultures.  The only thing so far I thought could tame my wanderlust was my passion for winemaking.  But, I still found a way to move to Kauai and keep it going.  I wanted to have a day job that allowed me to focus more on teaching meditation and enjoying time surfing and being outdoors.  Being a winemaker and an assistant winemaker made making wine a 24/7 job.  I enjoyed it for a while, but am happy to have my small intimate label and still be able to enjoy the other things that I do.  I am pleased to say that I now manage a wine market here on Kauai and am on my sommelier certification track.  I just love wine and will never get away from it!  I am also teaching meditation regularly and surfing as much as possible.   I feel that in order to represent last summer, I must live it.  It's about living life fully and giving you presence to where you are.  This is the approach I take to my life and to my wine.  I hope you enjoy several glasses and that she sparks some desire in you to do what you love and puts a smile on your face.