ESCAPE TO BEDARRA
WELCOME TO BEDARRA VINEYARDS
Our picturesque hillside vineyard is located at the southernmost tip of Alexander Valley. This cooler region of the valley provides for a more moderate growing season allowing the grapes to develop gradually on the vine. The eight acre parcel was completely replanted in 2014 consisting of >90% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with the balance of the vineyard growing Bordeaux varietals Malbec and Merlot.
Co-Founder and CPO
(Chief Picking Officer)
After 10 years working in marketing with The Walt Disney Company and then with many celebrated Wine companies, Brigid has found the happiest place on earth at Bedarra Vineyards.
Co-Founder and Barrel Rat
Having grown up on a farm in Illinois, Jeff is quite at home with vineyard life. A Finance exec by day, he finds his happy place by spending time in the vineyard and consulting with our winemaking team to ensure quality from grape to glass.
Ellie quickly embraced the "winery dog" title when she was just a pup, posing for pictures like an Instagram model. 11 years later she can still be found frolicking (and fertilizing) in the vineyard.
Jeff and Brigid’s passion for wine began when they moved to the Bay area in 2001. Very quickly, their basic curiosity and recreational trips to wine country became much more. Two years later, in front of family and friends, they exchanged wedding vows at one of their favorite wineries in Alexander Valley.
Over breakfast the day after their wedding, surrounded by vineyards, they decided that “some day” they would love to have a place in wine country and maybe even own a small vineyard. For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Australia and spent several glorious days on the island of Bedarra – a tiny exclusive island just off the Great Barrier Reef. The experience further inspired them to find their little slice of heaven in wine country.
In 2005, Bedarra Vineyards was initially born with the purchase of a home and vineyard in the southern edge of Dry Creek Valley just outside of the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. The initial offering included a 100% Chardonnay, a unique white blend called “Beachfront,” a red blend called “Bonfire” and a 100% Primitivo, all sourced from their estate vineyard and others in the Dry Creek appellation.
In 2013, the second chapter of Bedarra was launched with the purchase of an 8 acre hillside vineyard in the southern edge of Alexander Valley. The vineyard was completely replanted in 2014 with Cabernet Sauvignon and small blocks of Malbec and Merlot. The 2018 vintage marks the inaugural release of Cabernet Sauvignon from Bedarra Vineyards.