WINEMAKER: Ryan Kunde
DRNK represents the collective joy of working and being together. Founded in 2012, Ryan has a rich winemaking legacy, with five generations of vineyard stewardship in Sonoma County dating back to the 1880’s. Located in an idyllic setting atop the Laguna Ridge in the heart of Russian River Valley with a 300 foot wine cave – only 1 of 4 in the area. Ryan is guided by a philosophy that blends an understanding of the land and tradition with evolving science and data that allows for precision winemaking.
2018 Pinot Gris
This unfiltered Pinot Gris ‘Orange Wine’ saw 12-hour whole-cluster skin contact prior to pressing. The result is a light-catching coppery-tangerine color and steely, savory mouthfeel. Swirling coastal breezes helped this wine retain its refreshing natural acidity with dried apricot flavors.
Featured in Wine Flight #6 – “Sonoma Sunset”
2017 Old Vine Zinfandel
This Zinfandel vineyard has been dry farmed for over 130 years and in the Kunde family since 1904. Ryan first walked this vineyard block with his grandfather in the 1980’s and now coming full circle, he’s finally made its wine. Structurally, the wine is vibrant with great depth of fruit, body and flavor with dusty mature tannins and a long lingering finish.
Featured in Wine Flight #1 – “An Old Family Tradition”