The Honig family purchased their Rutherford vineyard in the Napa Valley in 1964 and began making wine in 1980, with a focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. At their sustainably certified winery, more than half the staff are female, including Winemaker Kristin Belair, a graduate of U.C., Davis, who has been making wine at Honig since 1998. Ashley Egelhoff, who is also a U.C., Davis, alum, came to Honig as an enologist in 2012 and has since moved into the role of Assistant Winemaker. On the executive side, Stephanie Honig partners with distributors in both the national and international markets in addition to managing winery communications, while Director of Marketing Regina Weinstein has spent the past 24 years working to build the Honig brand.
As members of the third generation of a family business, Honig and Weinstein are committed to growth, preservation and paving the way for the fourth generation. Honig says, “We want a generational business that we can hand over to our children, and then to their children. We take pride in what we do and how we do it, reducing our impact, and ensuring that our land is healthy and fruitful for years to come.”