An Unexpected Pairing

When Dave Matthews and Sean McKenzie first met, they realized they had a few things in common, like a passion for making wine at least as strong as their passion for drinking it.

They set out into wine country, looking for a way to make quality wines accessible to everyone. Along the way, they found inspiration in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that give the region its rare kind of charm.

DAVE MATTHEWS

You might know Dave from his day-job as a professional musician, but his passion for winemaking stretches back nearly as far as his love for music. With a winery in Virginia under his belt, Dave's no amateur, but when he chose to lay down roots in the California wine country, he knew he couldn't go it alone.

"A real foundation of being a great winemaker is someone who loves community and that shared feeling. That parallel between what he does with his music and what we do with wine is amazing."

- Sean on Dave

SEAN MCKENZIE

New Zealand native Sean McKenzie has spent a lifetime perfecting his craft at wineries around the world. At The Dreaming Tree, Sean repeatedly demonstrates his ability to preserve California’s most prestigious growing regions and their respective styles through the portfolio’s stellar lineup.

"I like Sean. He lets me tag along while he works. I don't know if he trims his eyebrows but he's a fine winemaker."

Dave on Sean

Every bottle tells a story in this collaboration between seasoned winemaker Sean McKenzie and Dave Matthews. When the two first met, they realized they had a few things in common...like a passion for making wine at least as strong as their passion for drinking it. 

They set out into California's wine country, looking for a way to make quality wines accessible to everyone. Along the way, they found inspiration in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that give the region its rare kind of charm. Each one of these stories is captured within the three specific varietals and shown on Facebook as well as on the wine's website.

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