The Epilogue Winery story involves two boyhood friends, Mike Benziger and Ben Flajnik, sharing a dream of making delicious wines in their hometown of Sonoma. Mike and Ben first became friends in the 6th grade, kept in touch and now share their passion for wine together.
Managing Director, Danny Fay, met Mike in the 7th grade, when Mike's dad accidentally clipped Danny in the chin with a baseball during batting practice. They've been great friends ever since.
After adventurous and adolescent years filled with sports and laughter, the three young men later went their separate ways; Mike moved to White Plains, New York to pursue degrees in Business & History. While playing 4 years of college basketball, he scored over 1,000 points and almost set the school's three-point record. Ben attended the University of Arizona where he majored in Music Production because of this love for music. Ben became passionate about other crafts such as microbrewing and winemaking. Danny set off on a two year wine adventure, visiting and cataloging more than 50 wine regions while completing his executive Wine MBA at Bordeaux Ecole de Management.
Drawn back to Sonoma through family events, holidays and a desire to escape the hectic world called "Reality", all three friends returned to Sonoma. Satisfied with their worldly adventures and with the help of some great mentors in the wine business, they went on a journey together entering the world of wine.
Sonoma is home to some of the greatest wineries in California, if not the world. The cool climates and vast selections of microclimates offer grape growers and winemakers a rich pallet on which to grow exceptional grapes and wine. Sonoma is more than twice the size of its more famous neighbor, Napa, and much more diverse in terms of grape types and style. The different soils and climates here give us a much broader selection of wines to choose from and pretty much all of them are excellent.
Our selection offers delicate notes of citrus, ripe Anjou pear and warm baked apples. It finishes beautifully with hints of vanilla and measured oak to match a sea bass or halibut with chopped tomatoes and olives.