Sans Wine Co.

Gina Schober & Jake Stover
California, United States
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About Sans Wine Co.

Sans Wine Co. is a collaboration between husband and wife, Jake Stover and Gina Schober. Their preference for fresh, vibrant and approachable “wines of place” paved the way for what is now Sans Wine Co. The philosophy behind Sans Wine Co. is sourcing and farming premium wine grapes from organically farmed vineyards and environmentally conscience growers in order to craft natural wines, packaged in cans. They source from vineyards where the vines date back to the 1940s and farm two of the Napa vineyard properties in-house.

Jake Stover, originally from Kansas and University of Kansas alum, on the advice of his older brother, postponed applying to law school in order to intern at a Napa winery for the 2008 harvest. The internship turned in to a full time position with Failla Wines, where Jake worked for 4 years in the vineyards, cellar and in wine sales. In 2012, Jake took a short stint with Aaron Pott of Seven Stones and then shifted his focus to the farming side of wine growing, where he worked for a local vineyard management company as Viticulturist. He started his own farming company in 2014, Stover Vineyard Management, which specializes in “beyond organic” wine growing, with an emphasis on no pesticide use in the vineyard.

Gina Schober is a Bay Area, California native and UC Davis alum. You could say that wine is in her blood – her maternal Grandfather was a grape grower in Clearlake, CA for 30 years and her paternal Grandfather was a Gallo Wines sales rep in the 1960s. Gina’s passion for wine truly started while working in restaurant hospitality, where she worked as a manager and sommelier. She became a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2010 and eventually moved to the Napa Valley, to work for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Today, she is the Napa sales rep for a Northern California wine broker, while simultaneously running the everyday operations, sales and distribution of Sans Wine Co.

Certifications

  • Uncertified

Contact Details

+1 707 738 1064

2127 Eva Street
Napa, 94559
CA
United States

Technical Information

This grower-maker farms some of their grapes themselves and buys-in others.

Information on grapes they farm
  • Size of their farm: 2.02 ha (ha)
  • Size of farm under vine: 2.02 ha (ha)
  • All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
  • All grapes are harvested manually.
  • Average production of wine: 57,600 375ml cans (btl)
Information on grapes they buy in
  • All grapes are farmed organically and/or biodynamically.
  • Not all grapes are dry-farmed. Some are irrigated.
    The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is on a deficit irrigation program.
  • All grapes are harvested manually.
  • Average production of wine: 57,600 375ml cans (btl)