FOR US, OLABISI MEANS limited production, handcrafted wines from one-of-a-kind vineyard sources tended by uncommonly talented farmers. With a miniscule production of under 1,000 cases per year, we're able to pay attention to each of our wines as individual expressions of the truly incredible vineyards from which they're sourced.
My wife Kim and I started making wines under the Olabisi label back in 2002. At the time, I was associate winemaker for Storybook Mountain in Napa Valley. Over the previous 14 years I had been practicing my chops at various wineries in Napa, Australia, South Africa, and Bordeaux. But with Olabisi, I could now make the wines I wanted to make. We could be as creative and unorthodox as we saw fit, all in the pursuit of turning beautiful fruit into beautiful wine. And it was fun. It still is.