Producer Profile


Aaron Bryan, the winemaker and proprietor behind Conduit, divergent vine, and Tag + Jug Cider Co., took a nontraditional path to winemaking. Initially trained as an economist, his passion for winemaking ignited during his time at UC Santa Barbara and further flourished while living in New York City. Upon returning to the West Coast, Aaron began experimenting with beer and wine in his San Francisco garage. It wasn't long before he found himself immersed in the urban winemaking scene on Treasure Island, where he traded beer for cellar space. In 2013, Aaron made the bold decision to pursue winemaking full-time. Along the way, he met Amy, whose shared love of wine, food, and Northern California led to both a personal and professional partnership.

Where The Wines Come From


In California, the natural wine movement is thriving, with a diverse array of producers championing organic and biodynamic farming practices and minimal intervention winemaking techniques. From the rolling hills of Sonoma and Napa to the rugged coastline of Mendocino and Santa Barbara, California's winemakers are forging a new path, prioritizing sustainability, terroir expression, and authenticity. These vintners eschew additives and rely on native yeasts for fermentation, resulting in wines that are vibrant, expressive, and true to their origins. With a focus on indigenous grape varieties and a deep respect for the land, California's natural winemakers are reshaping the state's wine industry, offering consumers a taste of the Golden State's diverse terroir and innovative spirit.