Frequently Asked Questions

How do Empathy wines taste?

We’ve been working closely with our farmers and winemakers to craft wines we’re proud of, and think you will love. While our wines are still in production, we can give you a “taste” of what to expect, based on the direction we’re heading...

    • Empathy Rosé: The ideal rosé has flexibility. It provides ample-refreshment and easy-gulping during a day by the pool, but the complexity and “seriousness” to be paired alongside a raw bar or summer salad. Our goal with this wine is to balance its dry, razor’s edge acidity, with delicious red fruit flavors.  A blend of several grapes, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Pinot Noir.
    • Empathy White: A pleasantly unusual, balanced blend of Vermentino for its bright citrus flavors and freshness, with Viognier for its beautiful floral aromas, plus Grenache Blanc for body.
    • Empathy Red: Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone for this wine, with complementary elements from Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. Full-bodied, bold and hearty. This wine will effortlessly transition from late summer barbecues by the grill, to chilly winter nights with a crockpot.
How is Empathy different from other wine club subscriptions?

We are a direct-to-consumer winery. What does that mean? We harvest the grapes, we make the wine, we send it directly to you. Unlike many other wine club offerings, we aren’t purchasing bulk juice and slapping our logo on the bottle. We also haven’t taken unwanted wines from a warehouse that aren’t selling, and throwing them into a cheapo “wine of the month” club.

This wine is 100% made by us, made with Empathy. We’ve built relationships with top growers across Northern California in Lodi, Lake County, and Mendocino to find the best grapes for our rose, white, and red wine. Plus, shipping directly from the winery helps us ensure the quality of our product, while keeping the costs down for you.

What if I only want to buy one type of Empathy Wines, and not a subscription?

As of now, we only offer subscription options. We hope you’ll enjoy all three of our wines! But if you’ve got a particular taste and only want certain styles, we may eventually have options for you.

Do you offer half bottles? Or if I want to go big, do you have Magnums?

No. For our first vintage we will only have one size available - a standard 750ml bottle. Please let us know if you’d be interested in other formats for future vintages!

Can I “try before I buy?”

Our wines are still fermenting and aging! 2018 is our first vintage, and not yet available for tastings. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to hear about Empathy Wines tasting events we’ll host around the country.

What is ‘Club Empathy’ and how do I become a member?

Sign-up for our 12 bottle-per-shipment option to automatically become a member of “Club Empathy”. This gives you access to our team of wine professionals, dedicated to helping you with all of your wine needs. Planning a trip to Napa Valley with your beau? We’ll set you up with some of our favorite wineries to visit. Looking for that perfect bottle of red to gift your boss for the holidays? Text our on-demand sommelier. Plus, you’ll get exclusive invites to wine release parties we periodically host in cities around the country.