Producer Profile

Where's Linus

Chris Christensen, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, stumbled upon his passion for winemaking during a fateful wine tasting trip to Sonoma while attending Stanford University. Initially driven by the allure of impressing others, particularly women, with his knowledge of wine, Christensen's curiosity swiftly transformed into a genuine ardor for the craft. Despite briefly venturing into the world of banking, he ultimately surrendered to his true calling, establishing himself as a vintner with his own label, Bodkin Wines, alongside collaborations with other wine companies.

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.