In 2011 I started what is now LEVO wine. After receiving a heaping pile of rejection letters from all CA University’s offering enology and viticulture, I decided it time to wave goodbye to academia and create my own path in the wine world. Soon I ended up in Portugal’s Douro Valley, with a pair of boots & journal- I realized pretty quickly I didn’t need much else except good fruit, barrels & some siphoning tubes to make soulful wines. Since then I’ve stuck to these primitive wine making ideas. I’ve kept my head down, somewhere in between a caffeine high and a drunken stupor, pushing away the tantalizing voice of compromise and overused ideas of tradition.
I craft these wines in Tin City, Paso Robles. We concentrate on buying the best fruit possible, mainly focusing on Ballard Canyon & surrounding Rhone vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria.
We are humbled by your support. We are small and passionate. We are definitely underdogs. We hope to make a beverage that can be viewed as art. Something that’s not just a product, but also a familiar friend you can sit down and get to know. Wines that can tell a story. Wines with personality and soul.