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About Dana V Wines

Raised in the Santa Ynez Valley during the beginning of the wine industry there, Dana graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1996 with a degree in nutrition and food science. She then started her career in winemaking by interning at nearby Edna Valley Vineyard. A passion for travel and adventure led her to an opportunity to work in Argentina for a year where she helped to establish the Tapiz Winery.  Next, Carmenet Winery in the mountains of Sonoma beckoned which eventually led her to Kendall-Jackson Winery in Santa Rosa where she worked for several years in various production roles while earning her MBA.

Then life happened — marriage, children, a move to Hong Kong where she traveled throughout Asia doing charity work. In 2011 life came full circle and she returned to her hometown of Santa Ynez Valley and became the assistant winemaker at Bridlewood Winery and later Byron Winery. Yet as a mother of two young children, it proved difficult to work “normal” hours and commute to work. Thus the inspiration for Dana V. Wines was born with her first ton of Pinot Noir grapes purchased from Duvarita Vineyard. The rest is recent history!

Learn more about Dana in blog posts by The Wine Write and The San Diego Food Girl!

Dana Volk, Owner/Winemaker

Our Mission — Amazing Wines from Hand Selected Vineyards

Working with hand selected vineyard blocks, we’ve crafted some truly outstanding wines that reflect the rich winemaking history of our area. With decades of experience in vineyard selections, Dana has long standing relationships with many profound vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara County AVA’s; Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez….to name a few. She hand selects vineyard blocks and maintains the fruit herself from bud break to harvest.