Raft Wines was founded in 2016 from a feeling of joy – joy of the land, of the food and wine we can produce, and of the joy we have when we share around the table. Jennifer’s journey to winemaking revolved around the table and the community that she shared the table with. This community is the raft, keeping her afloat every step of the way.
Since 1901, Jennifer’s family has been in the food industry of California, most specifically raising ducks for restaurants in the Bay Area. In the most literal sense of the word, a raft is a dense flock of swimming birds, just like a duck. These wines are here to be paired with food, or with Liberty Duck and wines that can come with you to every meal.
After 7 harvests in training, including time at renowned wineries in California, Australia, and Chile, Jennifer launched Raft Wines. The goal is to craft wines that are sustainable, affordable, and “gulp”able. With eyes towards minimal invention, the wines are bottled with limited sulfur and without fining or filtration.