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In 2009 Handwritten was created when our founding owners envisioned creating a new experience built on the love of our sister winery, Jessup Cellars.

What if a new wine experience could be created that celebrates and compares – side by side – the unique terroirs of the Napa Valley?

Juxtaposition these elegant wines with satisfying bread & butter and the power of words – written and spoken – and Handwritten was born.

The recurring thread of our owner families is quite simply, caring for people. Careers in health care created a common foundation for friendships that have grown into a shared love for serving others with great wine and meaningful experiences.

Meet the Handwritten Owner Families

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Marleen & Eric Donnenfeld

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Kelly & Jim Mazzo

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Cindi & Kerry Solomon

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Jana & Vance Thompson

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Becky & Dan Blue

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Cherie & Roy Eisiminger



Handwritten tasting experiences are available 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm by appointment only.


Member Circle

Become a member of the Handwritten Member Circle for access to limited bottling and exclusive events.


Our Wines

It’s not just great fruit that makes great wine,  it’s also the care and attention of every hand that touches it.