Eliot and I are excited to share with you Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Warnecke Ranch, where we make our home. We practice minimal intervention wine making, producing in a bottle our love letter to this special place for the world to read.
Alice Warnecke Sutro, Wine Producer and artist. She returned back to the land in 2010 where she was assistant vineyard manager at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard for 6 years. During this time she fell in love with the wine industry in its entirety. Specifically, the brilliant spectrum of people involved and the rhythm of the year. With the Warnecke family, she co-founded Chalk Hill Artist Residency in 2010 and was the director in its first 5 years. She brings all these influences into Sutro, a wine project honoring the Warnecke Ranch, that she launched in 2012 with her husband Eliot.
Eliot Sutro, Winemaker and architect. He brings a discerning palate, an innate sense of balance and an eye for precision to the Sutro brand. He is a self-taught winemaker, in addition to his other passions: mandolin, fly fishing, upland bird hunting. Eliot’s dedication to the trade is inspired by the desire to make an excellent wine that tells the story of our terroir.
San Francisco History - The Sutro and Warnecke families have been in the Bay Area since the 1850's, shaping the landscape of their beloved home town San Francisco and its environs through entrepreneurship, building & development, and the arts. Marinated in this influence throughout their lives, Alice & Eliot have applied themselves to the pursuit of fine art at various angles & stages of life, finding in wine the appropriately balanced outlet for this shared passion. They aim to produce a wine that is true to its site, a brand that is an authentic continuation of San Francisco history, and a brand ethos that carries on the family tradition of catalyzing the arts.