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Frisson is a French word meaning a moment of intense excitement, a thrill; a word which aptly describes our story and philosophy.
Thirty years ago, our son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. As any parent would, we sprang into action, getting involved in fundraising events to support research into the disease. It was our love of fine wine and food that led us to chair wine gala dinners, where we had the privilege of meeting famed winemakers and chefs. Some of these became friends, and over the course of years and conversations, we gradually began to dream of owning our own winery.
Ultimately, we made our way to Napa Valley, one of the great wine and food regions of the world. One evening we met a winemaker who shared our philosophy and vision – to make truly fine wines that exemplify the energy of the New World, honed with the sophistication of the Old World approach. We took that scary first step and our Frisson began!
Today our son is healthy, with two sons of his own, all busy expressing their own frisson! As for us, while we could not have imagined all the challenges wine making has to offer, we are constantly thrilled by the process. Best of all, whenever we share our wines, they whisper the magic of where they come from, from bud break to veraision and their ultimate showcase, at home in your glass!