Amici is, at its core, a story about friends. In 1991, a group of friends with a passion for good wine crushed a few tons of grapes in the Napa Valley for our personal cellars. The resulting wines received such outstanding accolades that we started producing wine the very next year to share with the public. We chose to name the wine, appropriately, Amici (“friends” in Italian).
Amici’s Partners—John and Sharon Harris, Bob and Celia Shepard, Bart Woytowicz, Steve Spadarotto and Joel Aiken, winemaker—are all great friends with a passion for making and enjoying great wine. We make small production, hand-crafted wines of superior quality to share with friends and family. At Amici we focus on quality, not quantity. We marry the most advanced viticultural techniques with sustainable and organic farming practices. By showing a great deal of care and attention in our vineyards, our wines truly reflect the soil from which they come.
What started as a few friends crushing some grapes for fun is now an award-winning premium wine known around the country, but one thing will never change: Amici is a wine that is created by friends, for friends.