Family winemaker John Bambury is the grandson of Catherine Bonneau who first conceived of a vineyard on the family’s farmland in Sonoma. He has been spearheading all winemaking operations on behalf of the family
business since 2000.

He recalls one crisp morning peering out the back porch across the beauty of the land settled by his ancestors. There in the shadows of the famed Mayacama mountains, he watched as a majestic Great White Egret flew in to rest among the vineyard plantings. For John, at that moment, the once endangered creature sealed a promise of putting nature first in all of his work. This moment also sparked the inspiration for his beautifully crafted Egret line of wines, the sales of which provide support to Audubon California in their ongoing land restoration projects for the protection of migratory birds and other animals.

Today, John Bambury is still at the helm of his boutique family operation. When he’s not in the vineyard, John can be found in the cellar working the magic that comes from a legacy of generations of growers and a dozen successful vintages in Sonoma and beyond.

Egret Wines

Egret Pinot Noir

Grapes for this Pinot Noir were carefully selected from several vineyards in Carneros and Sonoma County at the peak of their maturity. Aging 16 months in fine French Oak barrels help bring out the full expression of the varietal.