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BACK STORY


During the 1920’s, my grandfather’s career as a commercial artist began in San Francisco. The ‘little studio overlooking the bay’ he refers to was home to two full city blocks of factory printing space, a large and familiar clock tower at the base of the Bay Bridge, and the city’s biggest employer- Schmidt Lithograph Corp. Schmidt Lithograph was the largest printer on the West Coast, and their strong suit became his specialty: fruit crates, wine labels, malt liquor, and booze. He was the brainchild behind many household product designs that still exist today.

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MY WINES DRAW A CURVY PATH BETWEEN MY COLORFUL FAMILY HISTORY AND WHAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE COMMON THREAD BETWEEN MY GRANDFATHER, MY FATHER, AND MYSELF: AN ARTFUL AND AHEAD-OF-THE-CURVE APPROACH TO THE WINE BUSINESS.

 

WHO

My Grandmother, Ellen Josephine Redding, was born on the town square of Nicasio, California in 1899.

My Grandfather, Joseph Dennis McNeil, began his career as a commercial artist in San Francisco in the 1920’s. He specialized in household items, wine labels, malt liquor, and booze, and he was the Brainchild behind many designs that still exist today.

He courted my Grandmother via the U.S. Postal Service from 1925 until their wedding day on August 9th, 1928 at St. Mary’s Church in Nicasio. Each new vintage and colorful envelope tells their story.

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WHAT

Proprietary wines that draw from both my artful family history and over twenty years of wine brand building experience. All wines range in production from one to 12 barrels, and are produced from family-owned vineyards in Marin County, Napa Valley, and Paso Robles.

WHY

One of the oldest buildings that still stands on the town square of Nicasio, California is my Great, Great Grandfather’s Butcher Shop. It served the entire county starting in 1900, via horse and cart, and the original receipt of business offered: “Goods Delivered to Any Part of Marin County’.

 
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HOW

Wines That Deliver will carry on the tradition of delivering a very personal service and product to your door in California. Shipping and tax is included on all orders of 6 bottles or more, and local deliveries to all parts of Marin County take place every Friday. Sign up here to get wine delivered to your doorstep.

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