Great wine at great prices: That is our concept. Windrun Wine is a négociant that sells premium coastal California wines at reasonable prices. The quality of our wine surpasses many selling for twice as much.

From the outset, our plan was to be a négociant. We focus on selecting the finest wines made from grapes grown in the prime vineyards of coastal California, then carefully blend them to emphasize their aromatics and balanced flavors.

Windrun Wine was founded by Lance Mason in 2010. A lifelong interest in wines that carried him to some of the most famous wine growing regions in the world fed a desire to create his own brand using the wines of his home region on the central coast of California. When an opportunity presented itself to work with legendary California winemaker Ken Brown, a new venture was born.

In naming the company, a term from Mr. Brown’s viticulture experience was selected. “Windrun” is a measure of the flow of cool breezes through a vineyard in the afternoon and evening, which is critical to the correct development of Burgundian grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The brand was born, and the first two Santa Barbara County wines, a 2009 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, went to market later in the year.

Our wines are nationally distributed and carried in better restaurants and hotels, fine wine and liquor shops, select grocery stores, and a few chain stores.

The management team has grown to include partners Scott Burns as general manager, Mark Oliver as marketing director, and Susan Guerin as director of sales. For more information and availability in your area, please contact info@windrunwine.com.