Lyndon Smith & Amie Fields

Credit: Ameron Zumwalt

Owners, Botanist & Barrel

Maker: Beverage Professional

Farming and winemaking runs in Lyndon’s blood. His grandfather taught irrigation techniques around the world for the World Bank and his great-great-grandfather farmed and produced wine in Brignoles, France. Lyndon’s love of the outdoors began while he was still in his stroller and could only grab flowers in his little hands as he was wheeled by a flower bed. Foraging for family meals and drinks quickly evolved into a lifelong love of learning about agriculture and fermentation.

Amie’s love of food and wine started early in life. She first immersed herself in wine while studying in Italy in her early 20’s. She was hooked. After graduating from college, she began working in wine distribution and importation as a national sales manager. She continued traveling to France, Spain and Italy, selecting and importing wines from Spain before reaching the age of 25. Amie is excited to continue learning about the art of winemaking. Her expertise in tasting and terroir and finding balance is invaluable in creating our new and exciting wines.
Wine also brought Amie and Lyndon together - they met in a wine shop and they have been collaborating and experimenting in life and wine ever since. They both love to change the way people think about fruit, wine and cider.

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