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Birichino Vino

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Founded in Santa Cruz in 2008, and drawing on a combined 35 years making and selling wine in California, France, and Italy, owners and winemakers Alex Krause and John Locke are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness with a particular fondness for varieties that provide enormous pleasure and re-establish a direct connection to the sensual world.

John worked from 1990-2007 with Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard, with Andre Ostertag of Domaine Ostertag in Alsace in 1993, and with a host of small producers across Italy and Southwestern France. Alex started in 1992 with Randall, worked with John in the cellar, and then escaped to the sales side in the later 90's to eventually serve today as Director of Export Sales for Bonny Doon Vineyard.