​​"I don't believe in learning from other people's pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, innocently, as though there had never been anybody."  -Orson Welles

Winemaker and proprietor Aaron Bryan has a nontraditional winemaking background. A classically trained economist, Aaron fell in love with the art and science of winemaking during his time at UC Santa Barbara.  He continued his informal wine education during his time in New York City and when he moved back to the West Coast, started making beer and wine out of his garage in the Mission District of San Francisco. Eventually, he met a group of urban winemakers on Treasure Island and started trading beer for a few barrels of cellar space. In 2013 he decided to make the leap full time and has been producing Conduit and divergent vine wines and Tag + Jug Cider since. 

In 2014 Aaron met Amy who was working as a district manager for a major wine distributor and importer and our relationship quickly developed around a shared love of wine, food, and exploring Northern California. Over time, our personal relationship evolved into a lifetime partnership and Amy now runs our national sales and marketing efforts for Conduit, divergent vine, and Tag + Jug Cider Co. brands.


We strive to make natural wines that are clean, balanced, food-friendly, and representative of the place they were grown. To achieve this, we rely on the following guiding principles:

We only work with family-owned vineyards that follow conscious, organic and sustainable farming practices.

We believe in truly minimal intervention and light-handed winemaking. We never crush our fruit, we ferment natively and age in old French Oak barrels, we do not filter or fine our wines, and only sulfur minimally prior to bottling in order to protect the wines for aging.

We believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to achieving balance in wine.​ Each vintage is different and requires a unique approach in the cellar.

We believe the unique and diverse micro-regions of California can produce some of the best wine grapes in the world.

We never stop tinkering.

We believe in fostering community.

No pretense, elitist, or snobby a**holes.

Conduit Wine . 6100 Gray Rock Road, Somerset, CA 95684 . (c) Copyright 2013-20 Conduit Wine