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Baker & Brain


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Baker & Brain


JOIN US - WE'RE WAITING.

JOIN US - WE'RE WAITING.

PLAYLISTS

PLAYLISTS

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the bear


the bear


 

 

 

No we didn't see a bear that night, but had we, Matt would have know what to do...  There was a campfire though (kinda like the one below), a marmot and a flask of whiskey too. 

These are the humble beginnings of Baker & Brain Wines. On a Yosemite backcountry camping trip in 2009, Josh Baker and Matt Brain discovered a common goal of creating a wine label that would showcase the hard work and responsible farming taking place at their favorite vineyards.

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making wine


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making wine


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Making wine is a balancing act.  You give your time and talents to manage the fickleness of the wines. It's the juxtaposition of maximum attention and minimal intervention. 


We’ve never been good at sitting on our hands, but sometimes, that’s key.  Often, the hardest thing to do as a winemaker is nothing.  We truly believe that wine is made in the vineyard.  We pursue a very minimalistic approach to winemaking; intervening only when we’re sure it’s absolutely necessary and allowing the fruit to express itself as it will.

 

 

 

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our great state


our great state


 
 

Isn't California beyond beautiful? The terrior and microclimates provide so much for us.  The multitude of wine appellations and diversity of each vineyard block make our job unbelievably awesome. When you combine the natural graces of our great state with farmers who know how to work with mother nature, you pretty much get great grapes.   


Baker & Brain is a non-appellation specific producer of fine wines.  Doesn’t that feel good?  No county lines, no AVA constraints.  We source our grapes, grown in the most loved vineyards, farmed by the best in the business – regardless of where they call home.

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sustainability


sustainability


 
 

Sustainability is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit.  The fact of the matter is we need to talk more about sustainability of the people.  We agree to be sustainable when working with all of our natural resources, don't get us wrong. But the people matter the most. 

SUSTAINABILITY MEANS A LOT TO US

Sustainability, to us, means sourcing fruit from farmers who are doing things right – not just for the earth, but for the animals and people who spend their lives between the vines.  Many of our wines are SIP certified, and all of them are made at a winery where all waste is 100% recycled and the power all comes from the sun.  We’re small, but doing the right thing just makes sense.  Plus, it feels nice.

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speakeasy {club}


speakeasy {club}


 
 

Have you ever been to a speakeasy? They're cool. Underground. You know what you know when you're there. There tends to be good friends, food and wine involved.  We have something similar going on.

Speakeasy {club} members have access to exclusive baker&brain wines and good times. What does a good time equate to in our minds?  Tastings with the Baker's and Brain's, award winning wines at 20% off and invitation only events. Plus, you will receive first access to library offerings and limited production wines.

It's simple and not costly, considering we only ship the club wines out twice a year.  And the shipping months tend to correspond with daylight savings.  Either way, when you're falling back or springing forward, it's a good time to get shipment of wine at your door.  A nice surprise.  

Matt and Josh pick the wines that are showing the best or recently released for each 6 bottle shipment. Wines will be held for pick-up or shipped according to preference.  Notifications regarding your upcoming allotment will be sent via email, or confirmed by phone.   Yes phone - sometimes a phone call is that much easier. 

To connect with Melanie:

talk: 805-354-8194

type: info@bakerandbrain.com

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playlists


playlists


 
 

JB's picks - 10.25.14

George Ezra - Budapest
ZZ Ward - Criminal
Hozier - Like real people do
Hozier - Take me to the chaple
The Head and the Heart - Let's be still
Gregory Alan Isakov - If I go, I'm going