Shared interests and family ties brought the three Rios brothers, Manuel, Rafael, and Alberto together to create the Rios Wine Company, LLC. The wine company was the next step for the brothers, who began work as teens in the wine industry as fieldworkers. The wine company is creating wine to honor their family's heritage across the generations from rural Mexican farmers, to immigrant fieldworkers, to wine producers.
Manuel, the oldest Rios brother, began working in the fields of Napa Valley as a teen. He completed viticulture courses at Napa Valley College and continued to gain knowledge from hands-on work in grape growing for over 15 years after high school. In 1998, he set out on his own to create Rios Farming Company, LLC, which now develops and manages approximately 1200 acres of premium vineyards.
The wine company is owned and operated these days by Manuel and his wife Shelia. The brothers Rafael and Alberto have chosen to devote their times elsewhere. Both brothers, still having school age children and extremely busy schedules, still enjoy the family wines at their mother’s frequent Friday night dinners. Those dinners played an iatrical part in the start and development of the Rios Wine Company’s business. The label names and designs took many bottles of wine to be decided upon.
Our wines are not only available at our tasting room but are distributed throughout the nation, also available through our website and at some of our fine restaurants and stores in the Napa Valley.
Enjoy the experience of Solovino, a wine rich in heritage and born from the passion to keep on growing. To generations past, present, and future: ¡Salud!