Robin F. Akhurst ~Current winemaker at Apsara Cellars and Swanson Vineyards. Has had the privilege of working with Anne Claude Leflaive at Domaine Leflaive in Burgundy, Matt Wenk of Two Hands Wines in the Barossa, Thomas Rivers Brown of Schrader/Outpost Cellars and Mike Smith of Myriad /Carter Cellars in the Napa Valley. Some of the best winemakers/wines in the world.
Brian T. Schmaltz ~Mechanical Engineer by trade, vintner by choice. Received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University with a specialization in FEM and MEMS processing. In his spare time he enjoys blending, waxing, labeling, sorting, pump overs, and punch downs.
PHILOSOPHY: Fine Art & Wine.... There is nothing better. Limited each year to a different artist; a Volume, a one off, to be categorized in the Library never to be seen again. That is until you are ready to open a piece of history, time in a bottle. We feel every vintage is a different wine entirely, thus we decided that the label artwork to be representative of that, unique for every vintage. We call on artists whose work we admire to contribute as our label, changing year to year featured on our limited hand numbered production. Once they are gone, they are gone. Certain never to be repeated.
Enjoy them for decades to come - Cheers, Robin Akhurst and Brian Schmaltz.